2014 NFL Draft: Bucs sign Josh McCown, making another team possibly not in the market to select a quarterback

Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

The Vikings signed Matt Cassel back for the 2014 season, and with the Buccaneers takign McCown in free agency, there is a decreasing amount of teams likely to take a quarterback in the top half of the 2014 NFL Draft. That could bode well for a trade-down scenario for the Steelers.

Multiple sources have confirmed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed free agent quarterback Josh McCown to a two-year deal.

The ripple effect this will have in regards to the 2014 NFL Draft could extend as far as the Steelers at No. 15 in the first round.

It could also open up possible trade avenues at that spot, should any of the more coveted quarterbacks fall within that range.

The Bucs are currently slated to select seventh right now, with the possibility of them selecting a quarterback, but a stronger likelihood of taking a defensive player or wide receiver.

Even if McCown's deal is only for two years, the presence of 2013 third round pick Mike Glennon there strongly suggests they'd target other needs earlier.

But when quarterbacks stay on the board, trades happen.

The Vikings, selecting No. 8 overall, are another team that perhaps could use a quarterback, even if they just signed veteran Matt Cassel to a two-year deal.

The Steelers would be on the board seven picks after that, and there are enough quality quarterbacks in the middle-tiered group (Derek Carr and Jimmy Garoppolo in particular) who could be attractive trade devices for a needy team.

With a lot of depth in this draft, and being down a third round pick, trading down would make sense for the Steelers, provided they can find the right partner and the right price. u

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