McCown believes Glennon will have a great career
The Bucs' quarterback of the present believes their quarterback of the future will have a great career.
Veteran starter Josh McCown says he has been impressed with Mike Glennon's work ethic and skill set and believes the second-year pro will be successful in the NFL.
McCown's comments Tuesday came a few days after coach Lovie Smith declared Glennon the Bucs 'quarterback of the future.' McCown, 34, signed a two-year, $10-million contract in March and was immediately named the starter.
"My hope is that one day Mike Glennon is a Hall of Famer,'' McCown said. "I take great pride in saying you had a small part of in that, man. He has everything out in front of him, so it's just a helping him and making him better. Whenever that time is, that time is. He pushes me and I'm just trying to bring him along and make him better. I think that's good for the Bucs. That's good for our team. Whenever you have two guys pushing and working with other, both parties wanting the best for the team, you can capture something special. That's the hope for Mike and I and I think he's got a real, real bright future.
"He's super talented, he's a hard worker, he's really sharp and he's going to have a great career.''
What in particular has impressed McCown about Glennon? "I just like his skill set,'' McCown said. 'He throws the ball well. His arm strength obviously is well above average. He can spin it, man. He can really spin it. And he's a hard worker, he loves football. You have to have that at that position and he's intelligent. It's just a matter of time for him. He's doing really, really good.
That said, McCown - who has been described as the bridge to the next Bucs quarterback, says he's thankful for the opportunity at this stage of his career to be the starter.
"I don't know if you can be a bridge to yourself. I've said this over and over again, the perspective from me is this is an awesome opportunity,'' McCown said. "From where this jouney has taken me, I'm excited about having the opportunity to start for this team...It's humbling.''