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Buccaneers got trade offers, but want to develop Mike Glennon

Mike Glennon is staying in Tampa despite the Bucs receiving multiple trade offers for the quarterback.

Mike Ehrmann

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got trade offers for Mike Glennon during the 2014 NFL draft. That's what general manager Jason Licht said in his post-draft press conference. The Tampa Bay Times reports that they got called from "at least a half dozen teams", with some of them saying they thought he was a better quarterback than most of the draftable quarterbacks. 

There was a pre-draft report that the Buccaneers would trade Mike Glennon if they could get a second-round pick for him, which apparently never happened. Instead, the Bucs doubled down on their commitment to Glennon, with Lovie Smith saying on Thursday that he loves the tall, pocket quarterback. "Mike Glennon is our quarterback of the future."

That doesn't necessarily mean the Bucs are forever committed to Glennon as their franchise quarterback. They still see Josh McCown as their starter, and hence a better player -- at least right now. They've also talked repeatedly about needing athleticism at the quarterback position, which is not something Glennon can offer. But the Bucs say they want to develop the quarterback behind McCown.

"We're very excited about Mike [Glennon]," Jason Licht said. "Josh is excited about Mike. Josh, we talk about his leadership a lot. He really is like an extra coach and he's working to get Mike better and it's working. There's a lot of interest in Mike and we want to keep Mike, I guess I should just say. We want to continue to work with Mike and we're very excited about his future."

This may change in the future, but for now at least, Mike Glennon is again the future in Tampa Bay.