Report: Buccaneers Offered Deal To Mike Glennon To Make Him Highest-Paid Backup, But He Turned it Down

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NFL free agency begins this week, and just like every other year, there will be some contracts given out that will make people do a double take and wonder just what the hell that particular franchise is thinking.

According to ESPN sources, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were all set to make quarterback Mike Glennon the highest paid back-up in the league. with the deal exceeding the $7 million per year that is currently earned by Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback Chase Daniel.

Only one problem: Glennon turn it down, because he wants to be a starter and intends to test free agency this offseason, reports Caplan. Glennon has rode the bench the last two seasons behind Jameis Winston, but he had 18 starts over the course of the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

The 27-year-old is reportedly expected to command a deal between $14 and $15 million on the open market. He has attempted 11 passes in two seasons.

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