The benching of Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman has drawn vast attention throughout the media this week. Freeman has stated publicly that he wants to be released, but the team is obviously trying to work out a trade before they consider cutting the former first round pick. Freeman wasn’t even allowed on the sideline during the team’s last game and it just shows the ever-growing disconnect between the veteran quarterback and the organization. Needless to say, Freeman’s time in Tampa is quickly running out.
The biggest fantasy football headline in Tampa now is the emergence of Mike Glennon as the starting quarterback. Glennon ran a spread offense in college at North Carolina State and it has helped him transition well into the NFL’s passing game.
In his first start this past Sunday, though, the rookie looked a little green behind the ears. Glennon was 24-43 for 193 yards against the Arizona Cardinals. He threw one touchdown, but his two interceptions and lost fumble was the main story in the outing. He looked somewhat erratic and had problems standing in the pocket, which is ironic considering his six-foot-seven frame.
However, there was some positive signs to take away from the youngster’s first career start. He orchestrated an amazing drive in the first quarter that resulted in him throwing an 8-yard touchdown pass to WR Mike Williams. Additionally, Glennon’s first start was against Arizona’s remarkable secondary, and most quarterbacks end up having a rocky outing against Patrick Peterson and the boys.
Glennon is obviously not worth owning in smaller one-quarterback leagues, but he should be added in any dynasty or two-quarterback format. There are only so many starting quarterbacks in the league, and in a 14-man dynasty league, it is always wise to have a monopoly on signal callers.