Glennon had started three games in a row before the Jaguars turned to Gardner Minshew last weekend. While Jacksonville predictably got blown out by the Ravens, Minshew still completed 22 of his 29 pass attempts for 226 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions (he also lost a fumble). With Jacksonville aiming for presumed first-overall pick Trevor Lawrence, you’ve got to wonder if the organization is turning to the quarterback who gives them the worst shot at winning against the Bears this weekend.
The 31-year-old Glennon has started three games this season, completing 61-percent of his passes for 600 yards, three touchdowns, and three interceptions. For comparison’s sake, the 24-year-old Minshew has completed 66.1-percent of his passes for 2,259 yards, 16 touchdowns, and five interceptions. The Jaguars even briefly turned to sixth-round rookie Jake Luton, who had two touchdowns and six interceptions in three starts.
There is a bit of intrigue in Glennon starting, as the veteran famously signed a lucrative three-year, $45MM deal with the Bears in 2017. After one season and only four games started, Glennon was released by Chicago. Since his stint with the Bears, the former Buccaneers draft pick has spent time with the Cardinals and Raiders. He signed with the Jaguars this offseason, and after getting cut at the end of preseason, he caught on with the practice squad.
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