Perhaps my favorite of the rookie quarterbacks is the guy no oneís talking about. Down in Tampa Bay, in a post-MRSA (we hope), post-Josh Freeman world, Mike Glennon is actually putting together quite an impressive rookie season. You probably havenít noticed ó and I donít blame you ó but Glennon leads all rookies in TD-to-interception ratio (8:3), completion percentage and passer rating. He hasnít thrown an interception in three games.
Glennon needs to put some muscle on that frame this offseason, but heís sneakily more mobile than youíd expect. Against Seattle last weekend, he threw away a few passes that other rookies would have forced, and he showed a Peyton Manning-esque ability to avoid the sack. Heís not fast, no, but heís crafty.
I wasnít one in April, but four weeks into his time as the Bucs' starter, Iím becoming more and more a fan of Mike Glennon. Those expecting Tampa to use its expected Top-5 draft pick on a QB in 2014 may want to see how the season plays out first. Theyíre not losing because of their QB play and Glennonís gotten better with every passing week. Heís playing far better now than Josh Freeman did in Weeks 1, 2 or 3. Mind you, heís doing this with limited offensive weapons. No Doug Martin. No Mike Williams.
Watching that Seahawks-Buccaneers film, a lot of things popped off the screen. One is that Mike Glennon is, indeed, an NFL quarterback.