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NFL Trade Rumors: Should the Buccaneers take a fourth-round pick for Mike Glennon?

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been talking to teams about trading Mike Glennon, though we're not sure how close they are to trading him, nor what they'd get in return. According to Mike Sando of ESPN, the Bucs should take as little as a fourth-round pick: that's what he thinks the Broncos should send to Tampa to get a new quarterback. Keep in mind that this would be the last non-compensatory pick in the fourth round as well.

I've been a strong proponent of trading Mike Glennon. The arguments are obvious: he's in the final year of his contract, he's going to walk away for nothing next year, and the Bucs already have a replacement they like on the roster. That said, a backup who has shown he can at least deliver some functional quarterbacking is certainly worth something, even if it is only for a year. After all, Jameis Winston might get injured -- what do you do then?

So the question is: is a fourth-round pick worth more than solid backup quarterbacking for one season? The Bucs have reportedly been looking for either a first-round or a second-round pick, but they're not exactly going to tell people they'd take a much lower pick even if that were the truth.

I'm not sure I'd take a fourth-round pick. The standard outcome for a fourth-round pick is a special-teamer. Starters are rare, regardless of Kwon Alexander's success, and being off the opening-day roster in year two isn't exactly uncommon. There's a real chance that you'd be trading Glennon for a single year of a special teams gunner by trading him for a fourth-round pick -- and in that case, I'd take Glennon. Of course, there's also a chance you'll get Alexander or Geno Atkins -- so there's that.

I'd definitely pull the trigger at a second-round pick, and probably would take a third-rounder for Glennon as well. A fourth-rounder, though? I don't know.