Believe it or not: Mike Glennon was easily the best rookie quarterback to take the field in 2013. Despite being a third-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, Glennon bust onto the scene this year with 19 total touchdowns to just 9 interceptions. Unfortunately, those numbers weren’t enough to keep the men who were responsible for drafting Glennon in town.
On “Black Monday,” the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that general manager Mark Dominik and head coach Greg Schiano would both be relieved of their duties. Schiano’s tenure in Tampa Bay can be summarized as dramatic and mediocre as the coach’s 11-20 record really speaks for itself. Now, the bigger issue when it comes to Glennon is what kind of direction the Buccaneers want to go in terms of general manager.
Far too often, solid quarterbacks like Glennon are shoved aside as some brand new general manager comes to town with his own quarterback already hand-picked. Of course, Glennon has proven himself to be quite the gamer and at 6-foot-7, 225 lbs, you would be hard pressed to find a signal-caller with a better body type.
Either way, the mood in Tampa Bay is one of anxiety as the offseason has just begun and the franchise has already taken a few steps back. For Glennon’s sake, let’s hope whoever the Buccaneers decide to hire at general manager and head coach are both firm believers in the second-year quarterback.