(NEW YORK) — Even though Josh Freeman has been the full-time starting quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the past three seasons, he might have some competition in rookie quarterback Mike Glennon.
The team selected Glennon in the third round of last month’s draft, and has been praised by the team’s coaching staff since. Head coach Greg Schiano recently went as far as to say he reminds him of Ravens Super Bowl winning quarterback Joe Flacco.
“It’s not like we’re looking to find a starter,” Schiano said via Dan Pompei of the National Football Post. “But competition is competition. Mike Glennon is a fierce competitor. I knew that when he was coming out of high school. Now being able to work with him a little, you can see it on the practice field.”
Schiano has also said that Freeman won’t just be given the starting quarterback job.
Last season, Freeman threw for 4,065 yards but completed just 54.% of his passes and tossed just 17 touchdowns.
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