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Vikings fans prefer Bucs' Mike Glennon for new QB

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8) looks to pass in the third quarter of a preseason game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times  Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8) looks to pass in the third quarter of a preseason game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016.[LOREN ELLIOTT | Times  Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8) looks to pass in the third quarter of a preseason game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times  Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8) looks to pass in the third quarter of a preseason game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8) looks to pass in the third quarter of a preseason game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8) looks to pass in the third quarter of a preseason game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016.[LOREN ELLIOTT | Times Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8) looks to pass in the third quarter of a preseason game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8) looks to pass in the third quarter of a preseason game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]

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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.

[Last modified: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 10:18am]

    

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