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.
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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