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Tries out with 49ers

The 49ers worked out Glennon for a potential backup QB role Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Glennon will have a shot to make San Francisco's roster, after the team's starting quarterback Trey Lance suffered a season-ending ankle injury Sunday against the Seahawks. The veteran last suited up for the Giants in 2021, where he played in six games (four starts) and amassed 790 yards, four touchdowns and 10 interceptions, all while completing 53.9 percent of his passes. Glennon underwent offseason wrist surgery, but his Tuesday workout suggests he's fully recovered from the injury. With Jimmy Garoppolo and Brock Purdy currently listed as the only other QBs on the team's roster, the 49ers are likely to bring in either Glennon, Kurt Benkert, AJ McCarron, Garrett Gilbert or Kevin Hogan, all who've also worked out for the team Tuesday and could provide added depth for San Francisco.

Sep 20, 2022 2:30 PM EST


Out for finale, needs surgery

Giants head coach Joe Judge said Monday that Glennon is dealing with a left wrist injury that will require season-ending surgery, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports.

Analysis: After a one-game benching, Glennon reclaimed starting duties from Jake Fromm, who sputtered in his first extended NFL action in the Week 16 loss to the Eagles. Despite getting another crack at the job, Glennon dropped to 0-4 as a starter after he directed a listless Giants offense in Sunday's 29-3 loss to the Bears, completing only four of 11 pass attempts for 24 yards and two interceptions while taking four sacks and fumbling four times (losing two). The rotten outing likely would have prompted Judge to re-evaluate the quarterback situation heading into the Jan. 9 season finale versus Washington, but the injury to Glennon's non-throwing hand made the decision for the coach. Glennon is set to be a free agent this offseason and may have trouble latching as a backup with any organization after finishing the season with a 53.9 percent completion rate, 4.7 YPA and 4:10 TD:INT across six appearances.

Jan 3, 2022 1:45 PM EST



Four completions, four turnovers

Glennon completed four of 11 passes for 24 yards and two interceptions in Sunday's 29-3 loss to Chicago. He added 13 yards on one rushing attempt and fumbled four times, losing two.

Analysis: Glennon struggled mightily for the banged-up Giants, and the team primarily kept the ball on the ground in the blowout loss. Even if Glennon is given the starting nod in Week 18 against Washington, his 4:10 TD:INT this season suggests he'll be best avoided in fantasy.

Jan 2, 2022 3:50 PM EST


Poised for Week 17 start

The Giants are planning to have Glennon start Sunday's game against the Bears, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: New York re-evaluated its quarterback situation for the second week in a row after Jake Fromm stepped in for his first career start last Sunday in place of the struggling Glennon, who went 0-3 while completing only 51 percent of his throws for 4.6 yards per attempt and 2:5 TD:INT during his three-game run after taking over for the injured Daniel Jones (neck). Though Fromm is nearly a decade younger than Glennon and offers more developmental upside, the 23-year-old did little to demonstrate he was an NFL-caliber quarterback in last week's loss to the Eagles, completing only six of 17 attempts for 25 yards and an interception before he was benched midway through the third quarter. Glennon took over thereafter and wasn't much better, completing 17 of 27 throws for 93 yards, a touchdown and an interception. That outing coupled with how he performed in practice this week looks like it'll be enough for Glennon to get another turn as the starter, with Raanan noting that the Giants don't intend to use him as part of a timeshare with Fromm. Even so, Glennon's prior production suggests he shouldn't be viewed as anything more than a low-end lineup option in leagues that start two quarterbacks or have a superflex spot.

Jan 2, 2022 6:24 AM EST


Should see playing time Sunday

Glennon and Jake Fromm are both expected to see playing time Sunday against the Bears, Darryl Slater of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: Glennon entered Sunday's Week 16 loss to the Eagles in the second half and completed 17 of 27 passes for 93 yards, a touchdown and an interception while rushing twice for 11 yards. Although the veteran was slightly more effective than Fromm, he wasn't able to make a significant impact in the Giants' offense. Coach Joe Judge said Wednesday that he'll determine the starting quarterback based on each player's performance in practice this week.

Dec 29, 2021 7:20 AM EST



Unimpressive in relief

Glennon entered Sunday's 34-10 loss to the Eagles with 7:48 remaining in the third quarter for an ineffective Jake Fromm and completed 17 of 27 passes for 93 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He also rushed twice for 11 yards.

Analysis: Glennon ultimately didn't fare much better than his young teammate, averaging a minuscule 3.4 yards per attempt and only managing to offer a modest degree of fantasy value when he completed a meaningless nine-yard touchdown pass to Evan Engram with 3:50 remaining to cap off a marathon 17-play drive. Glennon was the more serviceable of the two Giants quarterbacks Sunday, but that won't necessarily guarantee him the start in a Week 17 visit to the Bears.

Dec 26, 2021 3:57 PM EST


Headed for backup role

Glennon is set to move into a backup role Sunday against the Eagles with the Giants set to give Jake Fromm his first NFL start, sources tell Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Analysis: Head coach Joe Judge wasn't willing to confirm the Giants' plans at quarterback following the team's final practice of the week Friday, but multiple reports heading into the weekend suggested the team would demote Glennon to the backup role after he went 0-3 while completing just 51 percent of his passes for 4.6 yards per attempt and a 2:5 TD:INT while starting in place of the injured Daniel Jones (neck). Though Jones has been ruled out for the season, the Giants have seemingly determined that the 32-year-old Glennon -- who is set to become a free agent this offseason -- isn't part of their future plans. The 23-year-old Fromm, on the other hand, offers more upside as a developmental option behind Jones heading into next season, even though he's unproven at the NFL level and has already been dropped by the organization (Buffalo) that drafted him in the fifth round in 2020.

Dec 26, 2021 5:34 AM EST


Demotion likely coming

Glennon is expected to move into a backup role for Sunday's game against the Eagles, with Jake Fromm in line to make his first career start, multiple sources tell Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post.

Analysis: Giants head coach Joe Judge has yet to name a Week 16 starting quarterback and may not formally tell the media his plans leading up to Sunday's 1 p.m. ET kickoff, but all signs point to Fromm getting the nod. Fromm was spotted taking the initial reps with the offense in the portions of practice that were open to the media this week, a strong hint that he's the Giants' preferred option at the moment, despite Judge saying both quarterbacks would compete for the job. Glennon's expected demotion isn't overly surprising, given that he guided the Giants to an 0-3 record while completing 51 percent of his passes for 4.6 yards per attempt and a 2:5 TD:INT across the past three games as a replacement for the injured Daniel Jones (neck). Even though Jones is shut down for the season, the 32-year-old Glennon is on an expiring deal and won't factor into the long-term plans of the 4-10 Giants, who are better served getting an evaluation of the 23-year-old Fromm over the final three games.

Dec 24, 2021 1:27 PM EST


May not retain starting job

Giants head coach Joe Judge said Glennon and Jake Fromm will be evaluated in practice this week before the team names a starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Analysis: Even with the Giants shutting down top quarterback Daniel Jones (neck) for the season by placing him on injured reserve Monday, Glennon doesn't look like he'll gain any job security as a result. While starting each of the past three games in place of Jones, Glennon has completed only 51 percent of his throws for 4.6 yards per attempt and a 2:5 TD:INT in mostly uncompetitive losses to the Dolphins, Chargers and Cowboys. Three of Glennon's interceptions came in the Week 15 loss to Dallas, prompting his removal late in the fourth quarter in favor of Fromm, who completed six of 12 attempts for 82 yards in garbage time. Though Fromm's performance did little to move the needle, the 23-year-old at least offers more theoretical upside at this stage of his career, so the 4-10 Giants may want to get an extended look at him as the team plays out the string on the season. The 32-year-old Glennon is on an expiring contract and has done little to demonstrate he's worthy of re-signing as a backup option heading into 2022.

Dec 20, 2021 7:01 PM EST


Abysmal showing before benching

Glennon completed 13 of 24 passes for 99 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions and rushed once for no gain in the Giants' 21-6 loss to the Cowboys on Sunday. He was replaced by Jake Fromm with 3:41 remaining in the contest.

Analysis: Coach Joe Judge finally pulled the plug on Glennon's day late despite being down just 15, as it became readily evident the offense wasn't going to get anywhere with him at the helm. The journeyman is playing with a short-handed receiving corps that also lost Sterling Shepard (Achilles) for the rest of the season Sunday, but Glennon's play and decisions have been poor by any measure. The veteran has a 2:5 TD:INT and three sub-200-yard tallies in his starts in Daniel Jones' (neck) thus far, leaving open the possibility Fromm gets the call for a Week 16 road matchup against the Eagles if Jones remains out.

Dec 19, 2021 3:10 PM EST


Struggles on the road

Glennon completed 17 of 36 pass attempts for 191 yards, two touchdowns and one interception against the Chargers on Sunday.

Analysis: Glennon also lost a fumble, making for a brutal box score overall. To be fair to Glennon the Chargers defense has been one of the league's tougher groups against the pass, and Glennon only received concussion clearance Friday. It's not clear whether Daniel Jones (neck) might be able to return for Week 15, but if he can't then Glennon would be expected to make the start against Dallas.

Dec 12, 2021 6:01 PM EST


Clears concussion protocol

Glennon (concussion) cleared concussion protocol Friday afternoon and will start Sunday's game against the Chargers, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Analysis: He was a limited practice participant Thursday and a full participant Friday, while Daniel Jones (neck) remained limited but was never expected to play in any case. Glennon may have Sterling Shepard (questionable/quad) back in the slot this week, with wideout Kenny Golladay (questionable/ribs) also tentatively expected to play. Kadarius Toney, meanwhile, will be out for at least one more week with an oblique injury, unable to do much after returning to practice Thursday and Friday.

Dec 10, 2021 2:55 PM EST


Officially listed as questionable

Glennon (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers, while fellow quarterback Daniel Jones (neck) has been ruled out, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Coach Joe Judge said earlier Friday that he expects Glennon to clear concussion protocol and start Sunday's game in Los Angeles. If that happens, he may have Kenny Golladay (questionable/ribs) and Sterling Shepard (questionable/quad) in the lineup, while Kadarius Toney (out/oblique) will miss another week. If Glennon isn't cleared, Jake Fromm will start under center for the injury-riddled Giants.

Dec 10, 2021 1:44 PM EST


On track for start

Coach Joe Judge said Friday that Glennon (concussion) is "on track" to clear concussion protocol and start Sunday's game against the Chargers, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Glennon will get the nod if he's cleared, as expected, while Jake Fromm will make his first NFL start if the veteran can't progress through concussion protocol before Sunday. It's still unclear who will be catching the passes, with a slew of Giants' pass catchers on the injury report, per usual.

Dec 10, 2021 10:48 AM EST


Progressing through concussion protocol

Glennon (concussion) was limited in practice Thursday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Glennon came out of Week 13 action with a concussion, but his return to the field in some capacity Thursday indicates a modicum of progress through the protocol for head injuries. Coach Joe Judge relayed as much, telling Tom Rock of Newsday that Glennon is "moving in the right direction," and there's an expectation he logs every rep at Friday's padded session. Assuming he gets through it all unscathed and gains clearance from an independent neurologist, Glennon will earn a second consecutive start in place of Daniel Jones (neck) this weekend. If not, though, the Giants will turn to Jake Fromm for his first action as a pro.

Dec 9, 2021 2:42 PM EST


Not at practice

Glennon (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday, while Daniel Jones (neck) was a limited participant, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: We saw last week that Jones' ability to log limited practices won't necessarily give him a shot to play in the game. That could leave the Giants with Jake Fromm as their starting QB this Sunday against the Chargers, after Glennon was diagnosed with a concussion in the wake of his fill-in start Sunday against the Dolphins.

Dec 8, 2021 12:26 PM EST


Concussed in loss

Glennon was diagnosed with a concussion after Sunday's 20-9 loss to the Dolphins, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Analysis: Glennon finished the game, so it's unclear exactly when the injury occured. However, he'll now have to clear protocol if he hopes to start under center in a Week 14 matchup against the Chargers. As for his Week 13 performance, Glennon struggled to get the offense moving, as he completed only 23 of his 44 passes for 187 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. Despite taking to the air frequently, Glennon managed to complete only one pass of 20 yards or more while also failing to lead the team to any touchdowns. Whether Glennon or Jake Fromm is under center in Week 14 against the Chargers, it will be difficult to trust any Giants skill position players besides Saquon Barkley given the current state of their offense.

Dec 5, 2021 2:59 PM EST


Confirmed for Week 13 start

Glennon is slated to start Sunday's game against the Dolphins after New York head coach Joe Judge ruled Daniel Jones (neck) out for the contest, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Though Jones has been practicing on a limited basis this week, Judge noted that the third-year signal-caller won't be able to start Sunday since team doctors haven't cleared him to take contact while he contends with a neck strain. Glennon, who has also been taking reps with the first-team offense this week, will thus make his first start of the season with the Giants, after his lone previous action came in relief of a concussed Jones in Week 5 against the Cowboys. Over his most recent run as an NFL starter with the Jaguars in 2020, Glennon completed 62 percent of his passes for 6.0 yards per attempt and a 7:5 TD:INT over a five-game stretch. Given his unremarkable career numbers, lack of rushing contributions and matchup with a Miami pass defense that's turned a corner in recent weeks, Glennon likely won't be worthy of consideration outside of leagues that start two quarterbacks or have a superflex spot.

Dec 3, 2021 8:43 AM EST


Spot start imminent

Glennon is slated to start for Daniel Jones (neck) on Sunday in Miami, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: In the process of guiding the Giants to a Week 12 win against the Eagles, Jones suffered what was eventually deemed to be a strained neck. He completed that contest but now is considered week-to-week as a result of the injury. With Jones in line for at least one absence, Glennon will step in for his second appearance of the season after taking over for a concussed Jones back in Week 5 at Dallas. While handling a 54 percent snap share, Glennon completed 16 of 25 passes for 196 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions against the Cowboys. Behind Glennon, Jake Fromm also is on the active roster after the Giants signed him off the Bills' practice squad.

Nov 30, 2021 3:55 PM EST


Reasonably effective in spot duty

Glennon entered Sunday's 44-20 loss to the Cowboys for Daniel Jones (concussion) with 2:51 remaining in the second quarter and completed 16 of 25 passes for 196 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. He also rushed twice for two yards and fumbled once but recovered.

Analysis: The veteran was pressed into action for the first time all season and performed reasonably well considering he was working without New York's top three receivers and Saquon Barkley (ankle). Glennon averaged a solid 7.8 yards per attempt and connected with Barkley's replacement Devontae Booker for a three-yard scoring toss late in the fourth quarter. One of Glennon's two interceptions did result in a pick-six, however, although it came with 1:28 remaining and the game already out of reach. The 31-year-old could be set for another start in Week 6 against the tough Rams defense if Jones is unable to clear concussion protocol in time for that contest.

Oct 10, 2021 6:59 PM EST


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