Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Josh McCown Signing Will Lead to QB Controversy

By Andrew Fisher
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It’s no secret that the free agent quarterback market is weak this year. There aren’t any premier signal-callers available, which speaks volumes about how valuable good QBs are. But one player who had a decent amount of buzz around him was Josh McCown.

After filling in admirably for Jay Cutler in 2013, many fans were calling for McCown to start for the Chicago Bears, even after Cutler was fully healthy. The veteran QB played his tail off and showed that he was probably the best backup in football.

Now, news has emerged in regards to McCown’s new home. As it turns out, he’ll be reunited with a familiar face. McCown has agreed to a two-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which will of course pair him with Lovie Smith once again.

So what does this mean for Tampa?

To me, unfortunately, it’s means that a QB controversy is about to start brewing. Mike Glennon was drafted last year to potentially be the signal-caller of the future. Now, if he stumbles along the way in 2014, fans will quickly be screaming for McCown to take over.

Maybe that is the plan? Maybe the Bucs want McCown to push Glennon and if he fails, then they can easily switch QBs before things go completely wrong. It’s possible.

But if the plan is stick with Glennon, things are likely going to get ugly in 2014. Right now, McCown is a better NFL QB. It’s only a matter of time, if the Bucs start losing games, before there’s a full blown QB controversy in Tampa.

If you look at the history of the NFL, QB controversies are rarely good things.


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