Vikings fans prefer Bucs' Mike Glennon for new QB
As Vikings fans reel from Tuesday's difficult news of losing quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to a season-ending knee injury, there's obvious speculation as to what Minnesota could do to bring in a veteran quarterback to work with new starter Shaun Hill.
A poll from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune offered six options, asking fans who they'd prefer if the Vikings were to acquire a veteran QB, and Bucs backup Mike Glennon was leading the poll Wednesday morning, edging the 49ers' Colin Kaepernick with 27 percent of the vote.
Glennon edged Kaepernick -- who might have finished ahead had this been a less politically polarizing week for him -- and ahead of 36-year-old Michael Vick, Zach Mettenberger (cut loose by the Chargers on Tuesday), Mark Sanchez (very available from the Broncos) and Geno Smith.
Glennon will be a free agent in 2017, and there's been plenty of talk about the Bucs dealing him for a draft pick, since he didn't play a snap last season behind Jameis Winston. But if anything, Bridgewater's injury is a harsh reminder of the value of having a proven, experienced backup at quarterback, something the Bucs would not have if they dealt Glennon away.
If Glennon signs elsewhere next spring, it could net the Bucs a compensatory draft pick in 2018, depending on how much he gets on the free market and how active the Bucs are in signing free agents themselves.