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Bucs' QBs coach thrilled to have Mike Glennon back for 2016

For months, there was talk that Bucs backup quarterback Mike Glennon, an unrestricted free agent next spring, might be traded for a draft pick, but he'll be back for 2016, and you'd be hard-pressed to find someone happier about that than QBs coach Mike Bajakian.

"I think the world of Mike, and I've said that since Day One," Bajakian said Thursday at One Buc Place. "He is an unbelievable professional. He's unbelievably talented -- Mike can definitely start (for) a lot of teams in this league. Not just start, but start and have very good success. I truly believe that. I'm excited to have him, because if anything happens to Jameis (Winston), I feel we have a guy who can come in and execute at a very, very high level."

Glennon didn't take a snap last season as Winston's backup, but has thrown for 4,025 yards, with 29 touchdowns against 15 interceptions. The Bucs would be in position to get a compensatory draft pick in 2018 if he signs as a free agent with another team next spring. In the meantime, Bajakian made it clear his value to the Bucs is not only as an insurance policy for Winston, but in making the quarterback room better as well.

"He's been phenomenal in the meeting room, helping Jameis adjust to being a pro, to the mental preparation that's involved on a week-to-week basis," he said. "Mike's been around the block. He's been a part of several different offenses. He's very intelligent and I'm excited to have him on this team."

[Last modified: Thursday, May 19, 2016 2:11pm]


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