Mike Glennon, a third-round draft pick, will compete for the backup quarterback spot behind Josh Freeman. JAY CONNER/STAFF
BY Roy Cummings Tribune staff
Published: June 12, 2013   |
Updated: June 13, 2013 at 08:15 AM
TAMPA - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers completed the task of signing their 2013 draft picks Wednesday when they inked former North Carolina State quarterback Mike Glennon to a four-year contract.
The 6-foot-7, 225-pound Glennon was the Bucs' third-round selection. He is expected to compete during training camp with veteran Dan Orlovsky for the right to backup projected starter Josh Freeman. "Glennon looks good," veteran receiver Vincent Jackson said. "The kid is sharp and cerebral. This is a system that takes some time to get used to, but he is handling it well. We are throwing a lot at him, and he is soaking it in."
Glennon replaced Russell Wilson as the starter at N.C. State during his junior year and went on to start each of his last 26 games, completing 646 of 1,069 passes for 7,411 yards and 63 touchdowns.
Glennon left the Wolfpack ranked fourth in school history in all-time passing yards behind Wilson, who left N.C. State for Wisconsin and eventually became a rookie starter for the Seattle Seahawks last season.