With Mike Glennon and Josh McCown already on their roster, it seemed certain that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would stay away from taking a quarterback in the 2014 NFL draft.
However, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, the Buccaneers would “strongly consider” drafting Johnny Manziel if he was still on the board when it came to their turn to pick at Number six.
“Unless they get the Heisman stiff-arm from one of the six teams picking ahead of them, the Bucs will give heavy consideration to selecting Johnny Manziel in next week’s draft,” Stroud wrote on Tuesday.
McCown has already been labeled the starter under new head coach Lovie Smith, but did mention that he would be willing to mentor a young quarterback if the Bucs drafted one next week in Radio City Music Hall, New York.
“They all seem like nice kids. They look so young,” McCown said, via the Tampa Bay Times. “It was cool to say hello to them; just briefly with Johnny (Manziel) and Teddy (Bridgewater) and Jimmy (Garoppolo). Just, ‘Hey. How’s it going?’ and wish them well. It’s funny. You look at them, and you think back a few years and remember how fast it can go.”
The Bucs seem pretty well stocked under center at the moment but this all just plays into the narrative that no one has any idea what will really happen next Thursday in New York.