The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will start Josh McCown over Mike Glennon against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, Mike Glennon just told 620 WDAE. That ends the quarterback controversy, for now: Glennon is out, McCown is in.
Lovie Smith hinted that McCown could take over as the starter on Monday, when he expressed displeasure with Glennon's play and said that he'd considered replacing him during the game against the Cleveland Browns. That ultimately didn't happen, but Glennon couldn't pull out a victory, either.
This move has to be controversial given Josh McCown's lackluster play earlier this season, before he suffered a hand injury, but Glennon hasn't done much in recent weeks to earn the starting job, either. His first-half performances have been ludicrously terrible, and he hasn't been able to compensate in second halves.
Overall Glennon's managed to complete just 57.6% of his passes for 1,417 yards, 10 touchdowns and six interceptions for 7.0 yards per attempt this season. Compare that to McCown's statistics of completing 63.2% of his passes for 420 yards, four touchdowns (two on the ground) and four interceptions for 6.2 yards per attempt -- worse in every respect except completion percentage over a small sample.
This move likely also signals something else: that Mike Glennon isn't truly their quarterback of the future, no matter how vehemently they claim otherwise.