What Is The Upside Of QB Mike Glennon Of Tampa Bay Bucs?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted QB Mike Glennon in the 3rd round in the 2013 NFL Draft to compete with current backup QB, Dan Orlovsky.  The interesting part of Mike Glennon’s analysis, is his analytic profile comparison to a Quarterback that has won multiple Super Bowls.  That is correct, his upside is Eli Manning. Before stepping away, consider Eli Manning only has a career QB rating in the low 80s; however, while Eli has been average much of the time, he has been special in clutch situations.  While we don’t know whether Mike Glennon has the “clutch gene”, we can see that his upside QB rating would project in the low 80s.

Although he wouldn’t have been our top QB available at the time, considering how difficult it is to find a Quarterback in this league, Mike Glennon is certainly worth the gamble of his draft position.  The bigger question as to how far his career will go is if he can perform in the clutch well enough to mask his QB rating upside.


  1. […] QB Mike Glennon of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers demonstrated the Jekyll and Hyde persona of his analytical profile. He completed only 3 of 9 passes for 44 yards, but had a TD and no interceptions. […]