5 most likely 2015 Week 1 starters at quarterback for the Buccaneers
Brian Hoyer's time in Cleveland seems to be all but over. Now the question becomes where he'll land next. If the Bucs decide to trade away Mike Glennon, they'll need to find a quarterback who can not only help groom one of the rookies but also possibly start early on. It's unlikely that the Bucs would sign Hoyer expecting him to be the long-term answer. However, there's definitely a chance he ends up starting Week 1 for Tampa if he's signed.
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It's no longer a surprise that Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles are deeply in love with Marcus Mariota. Their safest chance to make sure they land him in the draft? Trading with the Buccaneers for the No. 1 pick. After seeing the Eagles trade away LeSean McCoy, we know they're willing to make big moves this offseason, and including Foles in a package for the top pick could be one of them. The question is, how do the Buccaneers feel about Foles?
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We're all so quick to throw in the towel on Mike Glennon, but maybe we shouldn't be. New offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter has already admitted to being a fan of Glennon, so I'm not completely sold on him being shipped out of town. He's only 25 years old currently, and to this point in his career has a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 29-to-15. Glennon has plenty of upside, but there's still a very strong likelihood that he's not around much longer.
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Mariota comes in at No. 2 on this list, largely due to the fact that the Bucs likely have more interest in Jameis Winston. Mariota has the potential to be a serious playmaker at the next level, but Winston is more NFL-ready at this point. If the Bucs were to go Mariota, it would be a perfect spot for him to work with a great offensive mind in Dirk Koetter, who would absolutely get the best out of the former Oregon star.
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Winston is walking and talking like he's prepared to be the next quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And guess what? It's more than likely that he's going to be. While anyone not named "Mariota" on this list would simply be holding Winston's place, he's NFL-ready and will be drafted with the intention to start in Week 1. The FSU phenom can make all the big throws and has more confidence as an incoming rookie than any quarterback of late. Yes, including Johnny Manziel.