Chalk up another Buccaneer on the Browns' wish list.
According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler and Adam Caplan, the Browns are looking into the possibility of trading for current Tampa Bay quarterback Mike Glennon.
Glennon is set to enter the third year of a four-year contract with the Bucs. The 25-year-old signalcaller has started 19 games in his two-year career, throwing for 4,025 yards, 19 touchdowns, and 15 touchdowns.
The Browns have also reportedly shown interest in Bucs' free agents Josh McCown and Adrian Clayborn.
The Bucs spent a third round pick on Glennon in the 2013 NFL Draft. The North Carolina State product started 13 games during his rookie season, completing 59.4% of his passes for 2,608 yards, 19 touchdowns, and six interceptions.
In March 2014, the Bucs signed Josh McCown to a two-year, $10 million deal to compete with Glennon. Prior to the draft in May, the Bucs called Glennon their quarterback of the future, turning down at least six trade offers for the 6'4, 212 pound quarterback.
The 2014 season was an unmitigated disaster at quarterback for the Bucs. McCown started the first three games of the season before sustaining an injury, forcing Glennon into the starting role. The Virginia native underwhelmed in five games as the starter, compiling a 1-4 record, 1,417 yards, 10 touchdowns, and six interceptions. The Bucs yanked Glennon after a so-so performance in a 22-17 loss to the Browns, handing the reins back to McCown. Our friends at Bucs Nation wrote this one-liner about Glennon after the move:
His first-half performances have been ludicrously terrible, and he hasn't been able to compensate in second halves.
McCown didn't fare much better, logging a 1-7 record as the starter the rest of the way. After the season, the Bucs cut McCown, currently seem open to entertaining offers for Glennon, and will likely draft a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
While Glennon is not as intriguing an option as Sam Bradford, Glennon's track record is certainly better than McCown's. Glennon could offer the Browns a serviceable short-term solution at the quarterback position.
The price for Glennon would not be extravagant. His value has decreased significantly in the past year. According to Adam Caplan, Glennon might be acquired with as little as a mid-round draft pick.
Feeling in league circles is that the #Buccaneers, should they be willing to trade Glennon, would yield as high as a 3rd-round pick.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) February 24, 2015
As the Browns have consistently stated this offseason, all options are on the table at quarterback. Of the choices presented thus far, Glennon is an acceptable, albeit not an exciting, option for the Browns.