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NFL Trade Rumors: Mike Glennon will not be moved

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It's been a few months since Mike Glennon was last linked to a trade, so obviously it's time for the rumor mill to start up again. This time, it seems to have been sparked by The MMQB's Andy Benoit speculating that he'd represent an upgrade for "5 or 6 teams."

I'm sure that's true. I'm confident that Mike Glennon is a better starter than, say, Matt Cassel or Ryan Mallett. He's not good, exactly, but he can competently execute an offense and distribute the ball if he's given some time behind a decent offensive line. He's not making a lot of "wow" throws and won't be the reason your team wins, but he's not a turnover machine either.

But the Buccaneers aren't trading him. Not because of their rhetoric about a quarterback competition -- Jameis Winston will start the season and won't be benched -- but because they have no one capable of being a backup. And even the best quarterbacks in the league need somewhat competent backups: injuries happen. At this point in the offseason, the Bucs would have no chance of finding a capable backup, let alone getting him up to speed in Dirk Koetter's offense.

If the Bucs had wanted to trade Mike Glennon, they would have done so before or during the draft. Now he's not going anywhere. Any trade will have to wait until next year.