When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers appeared to be open to a Mike Glennon trade before the 2014 NFL Draft last month, the Arizona Cardinals figured to be a prime suitor.
Glennon conducted a private workout with Arizona in 2013. NFL Media columnist Michael Silver reported at the time that the team had interest in the N.C. State star as a draft prospect.
Bucs general manager Jason Licht confirmed to Phoenix's KGME-AM on Tuesday that the Cardinals were one of several teams to engage in conversations about a potential Glennon trade early last month.
Cardinals counterpart Steve Keim is one of Licht's closest friends, so it's natural that they would touch base on a strong-armed quarterback viewed as a perfect fit for Bruce Arians' vertical offense.
Licht joked that he wasn't going to let Keim "bully" him into a trade.
"He's not getting (Glennon)," Licht added.
The Buccaneers are committed to "Making the Leap" candidate Josh McCown not just as the starting quarterback, but also as a prototypical team leader.
Whereas the McCown acquisition once seemed like a dead end for Glennon, the Bucs' brass now views last year's rookie sensation as the quarterback of the future.
The end to the latest Around The League Podcast is full of shock and awe.