The Tampa Bay Bucs signed Luke McCown, who had been their 3rd string QB last year, to a two year $7.5 million contract, with $5 million guaranteed in 2009. Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Luke McCown signs for chance to start Adam Schefter writes that McCown's contract could be worth up to $14 million based on him making $2.5 million in salary both years, a $2.5 million signing bonus, and $6.5 million in other incentives. My question is whether this signing is good or bad news for the Pats and Cassel? Tampa Bay has been considered one of the primary possible destinations for Cassel. Does this signing mean Tampa Bay is less likely to go after Cassel, or are they just hedging their bets since they appear to not be interested in re-signing Garcia? If Tampa Bay decided not to go after Cassel, does that signicantly alter what the Pats might get for him, due to lower demand? And for Cassel, if Tampa Bay is out of the running, does that also lower his value - or does it increase, seeing that a QB with a lifetime record of 1-6 and a QB rating of 75 is getting $5 million guaranteed?