Jaguars To Sign QB Mike Glennon

The Jaguars will sign quarterback Mike Glennon, according to Mike Garafolo of (on Twitter). Terms of the deal are not yet known.

Glennon, a veteran signal caller, will sit behind Gardner Minshew on Jacksonville’s depth chart. He’ll offer a safety net – not just for injuries, but also for potential hiccups. Minshew, a 2019 sixth-round pick, showed some serious potential last year, but the mustachioed magic cooled over time. All in all, the soon-to-be 24-year-old performed well as he stepped in for Nick Foles – first for injury, then for performance reasons. In 14 games, Minshew threw for 3,271 yards and 21 touchdowns against six interceptions.

For Glennon, this marks a return to the Sunshine State. The former Buccaneers passer will have a chance to see his old friends when they square off in the preseason this summer.

Glennon profiled as one of the best veteran quarterbacks left on the market, even if he wasn’t the most accomplished of the bunch. Cam Newton and Joe Flacco are still looking for work; ditto for Blake Bortles, the former No. 3 overall pick of the Jaguars.

Glennon, entering his eighth year in the league, came into the NFL as a third-round choice of the Bucs in 2013. After signing a lucrative and ill-fated free agent deal with the Bears in 2017, he hooked on with the Cardinals in 2018. Last year, he joined up with the Raiders and lobbed a grand total of ten passes. For his career, the 6’6″ vet owns a 6-16 record as a starter.

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27 comments on “Jaguars To Sign QB Mike Glennon

  1. forwhomjoshbelltolls

    Jags aren’t taking any chances in getting that top pick next year.

    • crosseyedlemon

      I think every bobble head manufacturer dreams on having a model like Mike.

  2. imindless

    It’s funny people talk crap about this dude yet his stats are better than cams and flaccos. He not a world burner but dude has a solid 36/20 td to int ratio. His completion percentage is also above 60 percent something cam can’t say.

    • wagner13

      Yes, but Newton has him by almost a full yard in y/a. It’s easy to complete passes when you dink and dunk every other throw

    • crosseyedlemon

      Forget the stats. Cam Newton never lost his position on a QB depth chart to Nathan Peterman.

      • bravesfan88

        Daaang Lemon….That is harsh, no self-respecting person would continue arguing after

        • mrpadre19

          Only because the Bears brilliantly moved up to draft Trubisky in the 1st round!
          They couldn’t then start Glennon who they also “amazingly” just gave a w.$45 mil deal!
          Talk about backing up a bad decision with another!

          • martevious

            And now they traded for Foles? They make one bad decision after another.

  3. spybloom

    This is such a minor thing, but where did you get that he’s 6’6″? I read this and went to his PFR page to see his stats and noticed that he’s 6’7″. I went to his NFL page and he’s 6’7″. And then ESPN, CBS Sports, even Wikipedia had the same. Like it really doesn’t matter anything, I was just confused and curious on the source of it.

    • bravesfan88

      Who said he was referencing his height!?!

      …Maybe it was his own insider info., and he was simply low-key breaking news!?! /:

    • Does it really matter if he is 6’6 vs 6’7?

      Did you verify all of Gardners stats amongst all those sources .. this way you can see what source was the most likely?

      • Ak185

        Take it easy. The guy was just asking.

        Most of the games he played with the Bucs Glennon was introduced as being 6’6”. Perhaps it just got logged into the memory banks.

  4. Big Angry Baby

    The back-up QB they already had (Josh Dobbs) is a better QB than Mike Glennon. More stupidity from Dave Caldwell.

    • Ak185

      Because Glennon has starting experience and far more observable game time than Dobbs, who was overdrafted out of Tennessee years ago himself. Glennon, as everyone forgets, put up pretty good numbers with a very bad Tampa Bay roster in a fill-in role, which is how he got the job with QB graveyard that is the Chicago Bears later.

      Dobbs, on the hand, filled in a much better coached and all around Steelers squad in limited action and was disappointing and inaccurate. His accuracy issues were present in college, however, so this is not new. Smart guy, not an NFL quality back up-if he is, he has yet to show it, unlike Glennon, who did show it in Tampa. Glennon also offers much improved deep ball capability over Dobbs.

      Dobbs has inferior arm strength, accuracy, and eyebrows to Mike Glennon.

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