Jets Interested In QB Mike Glennon?

The Jets quarterback situation figures to be one of the more noteworthy positional quandaries in the league this offseason, but the club may already have their eyes on one potential target. The “word on the street” is that Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon will receive interest from New York when free agency opens in March, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.com.Mike Glennon

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Gang Green will likely be searching for a new signal-caller this spring, as the Jets front office reportedly has little to no faith in young quarterbacks Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg, each of whom was drafted relatively early in recent years. General manager Mike Maccagnan and staff view Petty as a long-term backup, while one Jets source told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News that Hackenberg “will never make it.” Veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick, who threw 17 interceptions in 11 starts last year, is unlikely to be asked back.

Glennon, 27, hasn’t managed regular playing time since his rookie season in 2013, when he started 13 games and threw 19 touchdowns against nine picks. Since that time, Glennon has acted as a No. 2 to Josh McCown and Jameis Winston, starting five games (all in 2014) and attempting 214 passes. Still, Glennon will enter free agency as one of the few youthful quarterbacks with significant playing time under his belt, and could command as much as $13-15MM on the open market.

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  1. tylerall5

    I kind of find it hard to believe he will get 13 mil, but a QB needy team will probably pay that and end up regretting it.

    • stryk3istrukuout

      That’s not the question. I just think these gaudy contracts to mostly unproven QBs is losing its ground, but in Glennon’s defense he has more games under his belt.

    • JT19

      I’m not disputing that $13 million would be too much for him, but I think him being a backup has more to do with someone named Jameis Winston being on the roster than anything else.

      • Polish Hammer

        And Winston is on the roster because Glennon was already there and it was obvious he was not the answer.

  2. Daynlokki

    Ya a backup who has a career 30-15 TD to int ratio and played with a bad team when he was the starter. He should be a middle of the pack qb

  3. I Call it like I See It

    The point of this article that gets me is that the Jets used high draft picks on two quarterbacks in successive years (4th for Petty in 2015, 2nd for Hackenberg in 2016) and people INSIDE the organization in essence believe they are useless players that will never contribute to the team. One labeled a probable career backup and the other one that will never make it.
    What it says to me is that the Jets scouting system/personnel need to be removed. That also goes for the GM and any other executive that approved the drafting of these players. When you draft a player in the 2nd round that player should be an impact player from day one. Unless you are drafting a player in a position of strength where he maybe groomed to take over for an aging vet or a player about to leave via free agency. Same thing with drafting a QB in the 4th round, hell Tom Brady was drafted in the 4th round as a developmental project. Russell Wilson went in the 4th round, and Kirk Cousin was a 4th round choice as well.
    I don’t know what the Jets should do to rectify their QB situation, wether it be draft or free agency but I do know they need to clean house with the people who have made horrible decisions in the draft for years.

  4. Armaday

    Tyrod Taylor is the best fit for the Jets…
    Available, attainable, affordable and experienced.

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