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There is a lot of attention surrounding the Bucs' quarterback position. The focus has primarily been veteran Josh McCown and 2013 rookie Mike Glennon. The signing of McCown automatically penciled him in as the starter however he is not the answer moving forward.
Last season, Glennon made the most of what he had to work with. He and now current Carolina Panthers receiver Tiquan Underwood built a chemistry to where Underwood ranked 14th in the league among receivers for building a quarterback rating of 110.4. That is according to Pro Football Focus.
But even with that and having the services of Vincent Jackson, Glennon still had his rookie moments behind a bad offensive and no help from the running game due to inconsistencies and injuries at that position. Add in an offensive gameplan that rarely surprised the defense and you get one of the worst ranked offenses that Tampa Bay has ever had. That obviously forces many to believe drafting a quarterback seventh overall is needed.
However, McCown will be this year's starter and the team has let it be known that there is no reason to believe they can't win this year. Drafting a quarterback in the first round would mean they have to decide on when to start him this season and one would have to assume Glennon is gone at that point.
No way would they have their first-round quarterback third on the depth chart or wasting away on the sidelines holding a clipboard, right? Will they really pay McCown $5 million this season to "coach up" a rookie?
Sure they can draft a quarterback in the coming weeks. But it can't be in the first round.
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