QB Glennon excited about opportunity with Bucs

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 3, 2013 at 4:21 pm •  Published: May 3, 2013

Before traveling to Florida for minicamp, the 6-foot-7, 220-pound Glennon reached out to Wilson "to pick his mind and hear how he handled things," Glennon said.

"He's a man on a mission, and you can hear it in the way he talks. He just kind of told me to take it one day at a time and try to get better each and every day. Don't worry about the long run," the native of Centreville, Virginia added. "If you just get better each and every day, eventually good things will happen. I think that was great advice."

Like the Bucs, Glennon feels he's a good fit for a system that thrived last season on a solid running game, play-action and throwing the ball down the field.

The third-round pick is not fazed by the perception that this year's draft was thin at quarterback. Manuel was a first-round pick, while Smith went in Round Two.

"I'm confident in what I can do," Glennon said. "Obviously you want to go as high as you can in the draft, but it's not all about that. It's about the longevity of your career, and I think coming to Tampa Bay is a good situation for that."

The 22-year-old plans to immerse himse3lf in the playbook and learn the offense as quickly as possible while also beginning to build relationships with his new teammates.

He sent text messages to the other quarterbacks on the roster after being selected No. 1xx overall, and received a call back from Freeman.

"It was good to hear from him. He just said he's excited to have me here, that the quarterbacks are a tight group and he looks forward to me kind of joining the family," the rookie said. "It was really encouraging talking to him."

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