While everyone is hyping up the intrigue behind the Johnny Manziel to Dallas Cowboys rumors, maybe we should look at it from a different direction.
One of the biggest selling points that fans are making about why the Cowboys should find a way to draft Manziel is that Tony Romo is getting older, and another is the fact that he has had two back surgeries after this past offseason. These are fairly valid points, although Romo really hasn’t showed many, if any, signs of slowing down, and I believe he has years left in the tank.
So what if the Cowboys decide to bring in their quarterback of the future, but it’s not a rookie in the draft? What if it’s not a first-round pick that will make us jump out of our seats, or a second round pick from the same school as Romo, or a third/fourth rounder who’s being hyped up in a big way from the Georgia Bulldogs.
So who? The Cowboys aren’t drafting their quarterback, but instead they’re giving up a late-round pick for one who already has NFL experience. This player is Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon.
Glennon has already been placed as the backup quarterback behind Josh McCown, and to top it off, there are rumors swirling that he’ll be traded if the Buccaneers decide to draft a quarterback. With a new coach in town in Lovie Smith, there’s a good chance that he’ll want to draft his own future quarterback and stick with the veteran for this season. That doesn’t bode well for Glennon, so we could see him get sent packing.
So what do the Cowboys give up for Glennon?
I have a friend who is a big Buccaneers fan, and he’s heard rumors that the team is looking for between a fourth to sixth-round pick for Glennon. After doing some additional research, I think it’s very likely that the Cowboys could land Glennon for a fifth or sixth rounder. So would you rather have an unproven rookie quarterback who you spend a third-round pick on or a quarterback who just threw for 19 touchdowns and nine interceptions through 13 games in his rookie season who has already shown the upside?
The answer is simple, and that’s why the Cowboys should look hard at the possibility of trading for Glennon on draft day.