clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Buccaneers should start Mike Glennon the rest of the year

This may not be the boldest of decisions, but Mike Glennon should start the rest of the season for the Buccaneers.

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

I'd like to see the Tampa Bay Buccaneers be bold, and name Mike Glennon the starter for the rest of the season. Not just while Josh McCown is injured. And no waffling about whether or not McCown can return: he should be the starting quarterback right now.

Mike Glennon didn't just have a pretty good game against the Pittsburgh Steelers last Sunday, he also did something that Josh McCown refused to do the first three games: he pulled the trigger on downfield throws. He was willing to give his receivers a chance, threw the ball into tight windows, especially late in the game, and that led to a much more productive offense.

It was somewhat surprising to see Glennon do this so effectively after he repeatedly left throws on the field last year, and perhaps even more surprising to see McCown struggle to do this after he was successful largely because of his willingness to make contested throws with the Chicago Bears last season. But that's where we're at right now, and that reality means one thing: Glennon deserves to start.

Join the #GMCPlaybook discussion at and on Twitter by following @thisisgmc & @marshallfaulk.