Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano didn’t draft Josh Freeman to be his quarterback, and seems to be unimpressed with him as a quarterback.
Freeman is coming up on the final year of his rookie deal, and Schiano and company drafted North Carolina State quarterback Mike Glennon in the third round to compete.
Glennon is in Tampa Bay to compete, but according to JoeBucsFan, won’t be taking a backseat to Freeman at any point.
First I just want to be a good teammate. I’m going to be a good teammate to all the guys, to the quarterbacks, to the line, to everybody. And earn the respect that way and kinda take everything in and listen to what they have to say. But at the same time, I don’t know if taking a backseat would be the right term because I’m a competitor and I’m going to do whatever I can to compete. So at the same time, though, I understand I’m a rookie and it’s a process, and I’m just going to worry about getting better each and every day and let things play out that way.
Buccaneers GM Mark Dominik has already made it clear that Glennon will get a lot of reps between now and the end of training camp.
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“We’re going to put a lot of pressure on [Glennon] and see a lot of reps from him in the preseason. He’s got to play,” Dominik said on a recent NFL.com podcast, via JoeBucsFan.com. “We may not see as much of Dan Orlovsky or even of Josh Freeman somewhat in the preseason as much as you’re going to see Glennon.”