Jaguars To Start Mike Glennon

The Jaguars will start Mike Glennon on Sunday against the Browns, head coach Doug Marrone announced. Glennon will take over for Jake Luton, who been serving as the starting quarterback in place of Gardner Minshew.

Many expected Glennon to get the call when Minshew was first sidelined with a strained ligament and fractures in his right thumb. Instead, they went with the sixth-round rookie out of Oregon State over the 30-year-old vet with 22 career starts under his belt.

It’s worth noting that Glennon has attempted just 31 passes over the past two-plus seasons. Luton, who impressed in practice and managed to complete 68% of his throws in his debut against the Texans, has struggled across his last two games. In his last time out against the Jaguars, Luton went 16-for-37 on his attempts with four interceptions and zero touchdowns.

With that, Glennon is set for his first start since 2017. Meanwhile, Marrone says that Minshew is on the path to recovery. With a full week of practice, Minshew may be ready to go against the Vikings on Dec. 6.

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    • leefieux

      He’s beaten the Steelers twice in starts vs them. I’m glad, as a Steeler fan, that Marrone started Luton the Futon.

      • crosseyedlemon

        Glennon has a 1-13 record in games where he has had to pass more than 25 times. In both games against the Steelers his passer rating was under 80.0.

        • Ak185

          Glennon has also never thrown four picks in a game. He wasn’t good with the Bears, but he played much better as a backup with Tampa. Luton clearly is not ready yet. Tanking is one thing, but your team needs to at least have kind of competitiveness. Wait to cue the collective groaning until Glennon plays one with his new team, at least.

  1. wagner13

    I really do not see the point of this. Sure, Luton was pitiful against Pittsburgh, but now every defense will seem mild in comparison. While he may not be the future, at least give him an opportunity over a retread in Glennon

  2. jjabrony

    The neck on this guy! He’s like a giraffe. If he had Tyreek Hill’s neck, he’d be 5’11, not 6’7

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