Bucs HC Lovie Smith on Why Mike Glennon is His Backup QB

To many people’s surprise, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers elected not to select a quarterback in the NFL Draft this past weekend. This was after numerous media reports surfaced suggesting that second-year quarterback Mike Glennon was on the trade block. Hear from head coach Lovie Smith on why Glennon is the quarterback of the future and what he did during voluntary minicamp to solidify his position as the backup to Josh McCown.

“I’ve been in position meetings with Mike, I’ve been around Mike in every environment that you can think of, and then just watching him on the football field. And what you ask a quarterback to do – smart, make checks, and then throw the football, Mike can make all of the throws. I knew what he could do throwing-wise and all that before, but to just see it up close and personal – and a lot of talk that’s going on about Mike Glennon, what I’ve said is that Josh McCown is our starter, which he is. Love Josh, and Josh is pretty excited – more so than, or as excited as any fan as we have about the offensive group – but what I said was we like Mike Glennon and Mike has an excellent future in the league, and that’s how it has played out.”

Hear what general manager Jason Licht had to say about Glennon here.