The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had a very active offseason the past few months. First-year Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith has busily been reshaping the roster as he sees fit. Tampa was exceptionally busy in the free agency market this year, making more moves than any other NFL franchise. One position the Buccaners addressed this offseason was at quarterback.
Despite Mike Glennon having a solid first year, Smith decided to bring in veteran free agent Josh McCown. The head coach quickly anointed McCown the starter. Tampa moved to sign rookie Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith after the NFL draft earlier this month. Smith joined a roster that also included Mike Kafka at quarterback.
The Buccaneers added yet another quarterback on Wednesday. After concluding their first rookie camp of the season, Tampa released Smith and signed quarterback Alex Tanney. Many will remember the Monmouth signal caller as the You Tube trick shot sensation, making unbelievable throws with the pigskin.
Tanney spent the final five weeks of the 2013 season on the Cleveland Browns roster after inking him to a deal off the practice squad of the Dallas Cowboys. During his time at Monmouth, Tanney set an all-time NCAA record of 157 touchdown passes in his career.
Tanney likely was signed in order to provide an arm for camp and faces a very slim chance of reaching the final 53-man roster.