Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Stick With Josh McCown


Nov 9, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown (12) drops back to pass in the second quarter as the Atlanta Falcons beat the Buccaneers 27-17 at Raymond James Stadium. McCown had a game-high 301 yards passing. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Those who were hoping for a change under center for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going to be disappointed.

Lovie Smith announced today that he’s sticking with Josh McCown at quarterback rather than giving Mike Glennon another shot.

Despite declaring Glennon the quarterback of the future earlier in the season, Smith has once again declined an opportunity to go with his sophomore starter.

The Bucs are 2-11. They are playing for nothing other than draft position.

By continuing to leave Glennon on the bench, the current regime are neglecting to look at what they have. McCown has no future as a starter in a Bucs uniform once the season ends. Playing Glennon could also establish a better trade market if the Buccaneers decide to move the 24-year-old.

Glennon has played in six games this year throwing for 10 touchdowns, six interceptions and 1,417 yards while completing 57.6 per cent of his passes.

McCown on the other hand has thrown seven touchdowns and nine picks while completing 58 per cent of his passes for 1,790 yards.

A lot of 2015 mock drafts have the Bucs taking either Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota or FSU’s Jameis Winston.

Smith has declared he already has his quarterback of the future. The problem is it’s hard to believe him when he continues to let Glennon stand on the sidelines.