Is Mike Glennon The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Franchise Quarterback?
Just about every couple of years there is a quarterback that is drafted in the top five. Every NFL draft analyst sees greatness lurking in this player, they see the potential this quarterback showed in college and what they will be capable of in the pros. These are players like Andrew Luck, Peyton Manning and John Elway; these players were looked at to be future superstars in the NFL, Elway and Manning have already achieved greatness already and Luck could be the next in line.
Those players already had their career mapped out for them as a future Pro Bowler, MVP and Super Bowl Champion. The odd thing about this is that it’s not always the first round draft pick that achieves greatness; sometimes it’s a Tom Brady that gets drafted in the sixth round, steps in after an injury and doesn’t look back. Other times it’s a Kurt Warner who doesn’t even get drafted but some how some way becomes one of the greatest of all time, or it could just be a third round draft pick who had only one person truly believe that he could be legendary; this player is Mike Glennon
Glennon was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round, 73rd overall; many believe that he could be good but would most likely be a backup his whole career, except Greg Schiano.
It is uncertain that Schiano ever disliked former Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman, but it is obvious that he has always favored Glennon attempted to recruit him out of high school to attend Rutgers which was Schiano most recent employment before coming to Tampa. Schiano sees a leader inside of Glennon and he sees a future legend as well.
Schiano believes in Glennon so much that Glennon has shattered the rookie record for most passes attempted throwing the ball over forty times in four games straight. Glennon has performed well this season throwing for over 1,300 yards with a sixty percent completion percentage as well as nine touchdowns.
Nobody can be sure that Glennon will be a legend until he is one but if the Buccaneers waist their first-round pick on another quarterback like Teddy Bridgewater or Marcus Mariota instead of drafted something more essential then we’ll never know what it could have been.