Mike McDaniel indicated the Dolphins were looking around for quarterback help, as Tua Tagovailoa remains in concussion protocol. The team settled on a veteran option Wednesday morning.
The Dolphins signed Mike Glennon to their practice squad, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets. This will be Glennon’s first gig this season. The former third-round pick has been in free agency since his Giants deal expired.
Tagovailoa is expected to miss the Dolphins’ regular-season finale this week, and McDaniel said the team needed to have both Teddy Bridgewater and Skylar Thompson healthy entering the Jets rematch. Bridgewater has left both his Dolphins starts, most recently coming out because of a dislocated pinkie. McDaniel clarified Bridgewater did not suffer a broken finger against the Patriots, increasing his chances of being in uniform against the Jets.
Miami’s starting quarterback against New York remains unknown, however. The team is not putting a timetable on Tagovailoa’s return, though a report this past weekend indicated the third-year passer is targeting a potential wild-card game for a return. To secure their first playoff berth in six years, the Dolphins must beat the Jets and see the Bills beat the Patriots.
Glennon, 33, has become one of this period’s premier journeymen. The Dolphins will be his seventh team, and this agreement will complete the Florida cycle for the former North Carolina State starter. Glennon has not been with the same team in consecutive seasons since his Buccaneers rookie deal expired after the 2016 campaign. The 6-foot-7 passer has been with the Bears, Cardinals, Raiders, Jaguars and Giants over the past five seasons.
Forced into action by a Daniel Jones injury last year, Glennon struggled. He completed a career-low 53.9% of his passes and finished his four-start slate with four touchdown passes and 10 interceptions. While Glennon was not the triggerman for the Giants’ infamous quarterback sneaks near their own goal line, he is 0-9 over the past two years as a starter. Glennon also underwent wrist surgery in January 2022. A Bridgewater deactivation would likely mean Glennon becomes Thompson’s backup for Week 18, as the Dolphins do not have any other QBs on their practice squad.