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Vick would not be long-term answer

2/3/2014

TAMPA, Fla. -- It’s just one day after the Super Bowl and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers may already be facing a quarterback controversy.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Bucs are one of two teams (the Jets are the other) to potentially have interest in Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick, who is expected to become a free agent in March. That report is likely to cause a stir because it involves a big-name quarterback.

But I’m not convinced bringing in Vick would be the right move for the Buccaneers. My main reason for skepticism is that I don’t believe Vick is a long-term answer and this franchise needs one. Vick is 33 and has a history of injuries.

If the Bucs brought in Vick, it could be taken as a sign that they’re giving up on Mike Glennon. I don’t think the Bucs are ready to give up on Glennon, who did some good things as a rookie.

The new coaching staff still is evaluating what it has in Glennon. Although bringing in some competition may be a possibility, I’m getting indications the Bucs are starting to think Glennon can be their quarterback.