McCown a good addition for Bucs?

What signing means for Tampa Bay, Mike Glennon, other QBs

Updated: March 12, 2014, 8:31 PM ET
By Louis Riddick, Mike Sando, Matt Williamson,
Bill Polian
and Field Yates | ESPN Insider

Josh McCownJeff Hanisch/USA TODAY SportsJosh McCown has parlayed his work as a fill-in starter into a reported $10 million contract.

Following the news that Josh McCown has signed a two-year, $10 million deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Insider asked five of its experts to weigh in on whether the deal is a good one for the Bucs, and what it means for Mike Glennon and the remaining free-agent quarterbacks.


Is this a good move by the Bucs?

Mike Sando: Signing McCown is a good move for Tampa Bay because there wasn't a better fit for the Buccaneers given McCown's ties to coach Lovie Smith. Naming McCown the starter right away was a puzzling move from my vantage point. Sure, some coaches like clarity at the position, even during the offseason. But I thought the organization needed to keep Glennon relevant as a potential long-term starter. Now, it's fair to wonder whether Glennon fits at all.

Field Yates has previous experience interning with the New England Patriots on both their coaching and scouting staffs. A graduate of Wesleyan University (CT), he is a regular contributor to ESPN Boston's Patriots coverage and ESPN Insider.