Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano tried to recruit quarterback Mike Glennon when he was at Rutgers but lost out.
Schiano and the Bucs took Glennon in the third round of the NFL Draft.
Two quarterbacks, E.J. Manuel and Geno Smith, were chosen ahead of him, Manuel in the first round by the Bills and Smith in the second by the Jets. But Glennon’s chance of succeeding in the NFL might be as good as any rookie quarterback, Dan Pompei of the National Football Post reports.
Schiano said he believes Glennon “can play quickly” if he is needed.
“But our situation will be only if he’s needed,” he said. “Or if he wins the job. Look, I’m not against that. We have a starting quarterback. It’s not like we’re looking to find a starter. But competition is competition. Mike Glennon is a fierce competitor. I knew that when he was coming out of high school. Now being able to work with him a little, you can see it on the practice field.”