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Mike Glennon

New York Giants
Quarterback #8
New York Giants
Quarterback #8
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Mike Glennon News

Joins G-Men

Glennon is signing with the Giants, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Glennon joins a QB room with Daniel Jones and 2019 fifth-round pick Clayton Thorson. That makes Glennon the favorite for the backup job, though the Giants still have time to bring in someone better than Thorson as competition. The team might also consider drafting a QB, as Jones has been subpar through two seasons and could be benched if he struggles again in 2021.

Mar 18, 2021 7:20 AM EST

Strong numbers in loss

Glennon completed 26 of 42 passes for 261 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Jaguars' 28-14 loss to the Colts on Sunday. He also gained two yards on his sole rush.

Analysis: Glennon was able to keep the starting job over Gardner Minshew for the finale, and he put together a very competent effort despite taking six sacks and 11 quarterback hits overall. The veteran was operating without DJ Chark (shin) in the passing game and James Robinson (ankle) in the backfield, but he still was able to connect frequently with Chris Conley and rookie Laviska Shenault for half of his completions and 155 of his yards. Glennon was serviceable at times during the latter portion of the season while logging his most action since the 2014 campaign in Tampa Bay, but he still remains a journeyman at this stage of his career who would project for a backup role again in 2021. Whether that opportunity unfolds in Jacksonville or elsewhere remains to be seen, as Glennon heads into unrestricted free agency this offseason.

Jan 3, 2021 6:12 PM EST

Keeps starting job for finale

Head coach Doug Marrone confirmed Glennon would retain the Jaguars' starting quarterback job for Sunday's game against the Colts, Michael DiRocco of reports.

Analysis: Glennon replaced Gardner Minshew as the team's starter Week 16 and wasn't overly impressive in the Jaguars' 41-17 loss to the Bears, completing 24 of 37 attempts for 211 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. The lackluster showing prompted Marrone to leave the door open for another quarterback change earlier this week, but after further review, the coach will stick with Glennon for the season finale. With Jacksonville having already locked up the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and expected to select a quarterback, Glennon -- an impending free agent -- will likely just be auditioning for a backup gig with the Jaguars or another team in Week 17.

Dec 30, 2020 6:23 AM EST

Starter for finale uncertain

Coach Doug Marrone said Monday that he hasn't decided whether Glennon or Garnder Minshew will start Week 17, Mark Long of the Associated Press reports.

Analysis: Glennon has been underwhelming through four appearances this season, boasting just a 5:5 TD:INT and 5.9 yards per attempt, and he's coming off a blowout 41-17 loss to the Bears. With the Jaguars now having guaranteed possession of the first overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the team could opt to turn the reins back over to second-year signal-caller Gardner Minshew.

Dec 28, 2020 10:59 AM EST

Pair of TDs in start

Glennon completed 24 of 37 passes for 211 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Jaguars' 41-17 loss to the Bears on Sunday.

Analysis: Glennon's numbers were serviceable in his return to the starting job, but he still failed to put his team anywhere near a position to win. The eighth-year journeyman connected with DJ Chark and Laviska Shenault for his pair of scoring tosses, the latter coming in the fourth quarter long after the game was out of reach. As usual, there bad to go along with Glennon's good, as both of his interceptions came in his own territory and led to a total of 10 total points. With the first overall pick in April's draft now guaranteed for the Jaguars by virtue of their loss and the Jets' win over the Browns, it remains to be seen if coach Doug Marrone sticks with Glennon for the Week 17 finale against the Colts.

Dec 27, 2020 1:22 PM EST

Returns to starting role

Glennon will start Sunday's game against the Bears, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Glennon was sharing first-team reps with Gardner Minshew throughout practice this week, but the Jaguars opted to spin another round of the quarterback carousel by inserting the veteran signal caller into the starting lineup against his former team. The 31-year-old was hardly impressive during his three-game stint as the starter earlier this season completing just 61 percent of his passes for 600 yards and a 3:3 TD:INT ratio. Save for the blowout Week 14 loss to the Titans, the Jaguars can at least argue they were relatively close in each of Glennon's starts, but it's still a puzzling decision nevertheless considering the promise shown by Minshew over the past two seasons. It hardly matters this week, however, considering the Bears defense likely will present problems for either quarterback in Week 16.

Dec 26, 2020 8:41 AM EST

Could start Week 16

Head coach Doug Marrone said Glennon and Gardner Minshew will share first-team reps in practice this week before the Jaguars make a determination on a starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Bears, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.

Analysis: Glennon previously made three starts for the Jaguars in Weeks 12 through 14, losing hold of the gig after he completed 13 of 23 attempts for 85 yards and an interception in a 31-10 loss to the Titans. Minshew fared well in relief of Glennon and garnered the Week 15 start, but despite strong surface numbers (22-for-29, 226 yards, 2:0 TD:INT), he largely struggled to move the Jacksonville offense until garbage time in the 40-14 loss to Baltimore. As a result, Marrone will once again evaluate the quarterback situation, most likely naming a Week 16 starter following Friday's practice. No matter whether Minshew or Glennon gets the nod, fantasy managers likely won't want to put their trust in either signal-caller in leagues that start only one quarterback.

Dec 23, 2020 6:34 AM EST

Returning to backup role

Glennon will revert to a backup role for Sunday's game at Baltimore, Mark Long of the Associated Press reports.

Analysis: The Jaguars' starting quarterback spot has been a merry go round since a Week 8 bye, with all of Jake Luton, Glennon and now Gardner Minshew under center. Glennon was pulled from this past Sunday's game against the Titans after committing his fourth turnover in a little more than six quarters. If he doesn't make another appearance this season, he'll finish 2020 with 600 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions on 61-percent passing.

Dec 15, 2020 4:30 PM EST

Benched against Titans

Glennon completed 13 of 23 pass attempts for 85 yards, no touchdowns and one interception against the Titans in Week 14.

Analysis: Glennon struggled to get the Jaguars' offense moving in the first half, recording only 85 passing yards. He remained the starting quarterback for the team's first offensive possession of the second half, but was pulled after throwing an interception to end the drive. Gardner Minshew took over as the quarterback for the remainder of the game, though it is unclear who the starter will be for the Jaguars in Week 15 against the Ravens.

Dec 13, 2020 4:25 PM EST

Keeping job despite three turnovers

Glennon completed 28 of 42 passes for 280 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in Sunday's 27-24 overtime loss to Minnesota. He added three carries for nine yards, lost a fumble and completed a two-point conversion.

Analysis: Glennon capped Jacksonville's opening drive with a 28-yard touchdown pass to Laviska Shenault, but it was all downhill from there. Despite Glennon's ineffectiveness under center, Jacksonville managed to force overtime thanks to a defensive touchdown and a one-yard James Robinson rushing score, which Glennon followed up with the game-tying two-point conversion to Collin Johnson. The journeyman quarterback got a chance to guide his team to victory in overtime after the Jacksonville defense got a stop, but Glennon promptly threw an interception to set up Minnesota' game-winning field goal. Coach Doug Marrone said after the game that he'll be sticking with Glennon under center against the Titans in Week 14 despite the quarterback's three costly turnovers in this one, Maerk Long of the Associated Press reports.

Dec 6, 2020 2:39 PM EST

Retains starting job

Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said that Glennon will remain the team's starting quarterback for Sunday's game at Minnesota, Michael DiRocco of reports.

Analysis: Gardner Minshew -- who started the first seven games of the season -- is back to full health after missing the previous four contests with multiple fractures and a sprain to his right thumb, but Glennon will retain the top job for now, with Marrone stating that the 30-year-old gives the Jaguars the best chance to win. Though Glennon's career track record isn't overly impressive, he at least proved competent in his first start since 2017 last weekend against Cleveland, completing 20 of 35 attempts for 235 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in a 27-25 loss. According to DiRocco, Marrone left the door open for the team's starting quarterback to come down to a week-to-week decision, so Glennon may need another decent showing in Minnesota to hold off Minshew for the job.

Dec 2, 2020 6:34 AM EST

Strong start in loss

Glennon completed 20 of 35 passes for 235 yards and two touchdowns while rushing twice for six yards during Sunday's 27-25 loss to the Browns.

Analysis: Expectations weren't particularly high with Glennon making his first start since 2017 and the Jaguars missing No. 1 wide receiver DJ Chark (ribs), but he looked solid while leading the offense Sunday. Gardner Minshew (thumb) returned to practice this week and was ultimately inactive for the contest, though there's a chance of him being healthy for Week 13. However, coach Doug Marrone said after the game Glennon's performance will certainly impact the decision-making process at quarterback for the matchup with the Vikings, with a decision expected to be made later in the week, per John Shipley of

Nov 29, 2020 1:51 PM EST

Getting Week 12 start

Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said that Glennon will start at quarterback in Sunday's game against the Browns, Mark Long of the Associated Press reports.

Analysis: Per Long, Marrone said that top signal-caller Gardner Minshew isn't ready to serve as anything more than a backup while he recovers from multiple fractures and a sprained ligament to his right thumb, so Glennon will step in as a replacement under center for Jake Luton, who started the previous three games. Though Glennon hasn't made a start since 2017 and owns modest numbers for his career (60.9 percent completion rate, 6.4 yards per attempt, 36:20 TD:INT), he could still represent an upgrade from what Luton provided in his three outings (54.5 percent completion rate, 5.7 YPA, 2:6 TD:INT). Assuming Minshew is able to resume throwing at full capacity by next week, Glennon will likely be headed back to the No. 2 role regardless of how he fares against Cleveland.

Nov 25, 2020 6:29 AM EST

Still working as backup

Glennon will continue to practice as the backup quarterback while Jake Luton receives the starter's reps in the absence of Gardner Minshew (thumb), John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.

Analysis: Minshew was officially ruled out for Week 9, and rookie sixth-rounder Jake Luton is expected to receive the first start if his career. Glennon is certainly the more experienced option, but the Jaguars likely want to see what the rookie has to offer. Glennon could still end up seeing the field if Luton has major struggles in practice this week, but the rookie is on track to receive first crack as the fill-in starter.

Nov 2, 2020 11:40 AM EST

Set to vie for Week 9 starting job

Glennon and Jake Luton are expected to compete for the Jaguars' starting quarterback job during Week 9 practices with Gardner Minshew (thumb) expected to be inactive for the team's Nov. 8 matchup with the Texans, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Coming out of Jacksonville's Week 7 loss to the Chargers, Minshew was sent in for X-rays, which revealed he was dealing with multiple fractures and a strained ligament in his right thumb. Even with the benefit of a Week 8 bye to recover, Minshew doesn't look like he'll be ready to go for Week 9, leaving coach Doug Marrone to evaluate other options at quarterback. Though Glennon has a major advantage in experience over Luton, a rookie sixth-round pick, the 1-6 Jaguars may be reluctant to hand a 30-year-old journeyman on an expiring deal the top job based solely on that factor. With that in mind, Glennon may need to clearly outperform Luton in practices this week to earn the starting assignment, as a close competition between the two might prompt the Jaguars to favor the developmental option for the nod.

Nov 1, 2020 9:30 AM EST

Active in Week 1

Glennon is active for Week 1 against the Colts, Michael DiRocco of reports.

Analysis: Glennon joined Jacksonville's practice squad after being released in the last round of cuts. However, he was promoted earlier in the week and will serve as the backup quarterback over Jake Luton.

Sep 13, 2020 9:28 AM EST

Back on active roster

Glennon was promoted to the active roster Tuesday, with linebacker Quincy Williams (abdomen) going on IR in a corresponding move, per's Around the NFL Staff.

Analysis: Glennon should serve as Jacksonville's third-string quarterback against the Colts in Week 1, behind Gardner Minshew and rookie Jake Luton. Originally taken in the third round of the 2013 draft by Tampa Bay, Glennon has a 36:20 career TD:INT in 29 games (22 starts).

Sep 8, 2020 10:32 AM EST

Heads to practice squad

Glennon is set to join Jacksonville's practice squad, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The Jaguars released Glennon on Saturday, leaving only rookie sixth-round pick Jake Luton as a rostered backup to Garnder Minshew. Glennon stands to serve as an emergency insurance option for the team.

Sep 6, 2020 8:50 PM EST

Surprisingly released

Glennon was released Saturday by the Jaguars, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: For the moment, Jacksonville has just rookie Jake Luton backing up Gardner Minshew, but the approach seems incredibly short-sighted especially with the possibility of unplanned absences popping up throughout a season. It wouldn't be surprising to see Glennon return to the Jaguars following a likely busy waiver wire period, but it's possible the veteran signal caller could have more value with another team looking for depth at the most critical of positions.

Sep 5, 2020 10:24 AM EST

Picked up by Jacksonville

Glennon agreed to terms with the Jaguars on Friday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The Jaguars add veteran depth at quarterback behind Gardner Minshew with the Glennon signing. Jacksonville had very little experience on the depth chart behind Minshew with only Joshua Dobbs and rookie project Jake Luton there before this signing. Glennon projects to be the top backup in Jacksonville but won't be in contention for the starting job in all likelihood.

May 8, 2020 8:18 AM EST

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