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NFL Trade Rumors: Buccaneers turned down second-round pick for Mike Glennon

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The Mike Glennon trade rumors are heating up, and the latest is that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers turned down a second-round pick. That's per Jason La Canfora, who buried that nugget in a column exploring a bunch of quarterback trade options.

If [they can't trade for Colin Kaepernick], then the Broncos could explore a trade for Mike Glennon. The Buccaneers have been steadfast about keeping him to this point, turning down a second-round pick offered to them at one point I'm told.

That seems unlikely, especially given another report that they'd accept a high third-round pick. But then, yet a third report said the Bucs wouldn't even take a first-round pick for Glennon.

There's two scenarios in which turning down a second-round pick for Glennon makes sense:

1) The Buccaneers are incompetent.

2) The Bucs are convinced they can get a better offer.

As we've emphasized repeatedly, Glennon will not start a game unless Jameis Winston is injured or suspended. He has one year left on his contract, and there's a close-to-zero chance he re-signs. That's because his odds of starting are also next-to-zero. Finally, the Bucs stashed Ryan Griffin on the 53-man roster for all of 2015 as the team's future backup to Jameis Winston. Why do that if it wasn't to trade Glennon this offseason?

Given all these rumors, it seems like a matter of time before the Bucs get something in exchange for Mike Glennon. The question is who trades for him, and how much they give up.