Jags Make QB Change, Plan to Start Veteran Mike Glennon Against Browns

Mike Glennon with Bears in 2017. Photo by Mike Wulf/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Jacksonville Jaguars will shuffle things on the quarterback position once again. According to Jags’ head coach Doug Marrone, veteran Mike Glennon will get a shot under center for the upcoming game against Cleveland Browns.

Jaguars opened the season with second-year player Gardner Minshew as their starting QB, but the 24-year-old player was unavailable since Week 7 as he dealt with a thumb injury. In his absence, the team turned to rookie Jake Luton, who was a starter in the past three weeks. 

Marrone’s decision to start a third QB this year is most likely influenced by Luton’s struggles during his time on the field. He completed just 54.5 percent of his passes in three games while throwing for 624 yards, two touchdowns, and six interceptions.

Minshew, on the other hand, is reportedly not recovered enough to be given consideration.

Mike Glennon was Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ third-round pick in 2013. He was a starter in his rookie season but didn’t show enough to keep the job afterward.

Glennon spent four years in Tampa and then bounced around the league, suiting up for Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals, and the Raiders.  He landed with Jags this offseason, splitting his time between the practice squad and active roster.

Glennon has 29 career games in NFL (22 starts) and has completed 60.9 of his pass attempts as a pro, throwing for 5,163 yards, 36 touchdowns, and 20 picks.