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Buccaneers wouldn't trade Mike Glennon for a first-round pick, supposedly

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos may be coming after Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon now that they've lost Brock Osweiler. There's a trade to be made that's beneficial for both parties, there. But not if we can believe Adam Schefter, who apparently said on ESPN that the Bucs wouldn't trade Glennon -- not even for a first-round pick.

That is absolutely, patently absurd. Mike Glennon has one year left on his contract, has zero chance of beating out Jameis Winston, and a next-to-no chance of re-signing with the Bucs after this season. Jason Licht and Dirk Koetter may think he's the greatest guy in the world, but there's not a backup quarterback in the NFL worth a first-round pick. And that includes backups who actually have a chance of earning a starting job.

If the Bucs are offered a first-round pick for Glennon, they'd jump at the chance. They'd have to. If they wouldn't, Licht has to be out of his skull. In fact, I'd expect them to accept a second-round pick (so does Pewter Report), and perhaps even a third-round pick with extras would do to pry Glennon loose.

My guess: this is just a tactic to get teams to pony up more for their backup quarterback.