Rich Cimini says the Jets will have interest in free agent to be quarterback Mike Glennon.
General manager Mike Maccagnan was interested in Glennon in 2015, when the Jets were in the trade market and wound up dealing for Ryan Fitzpatrick. Now Glennon is an unrestricted free agent, and the word on the street is that he'll get a call from the Jets.
Glennon is an interesting case. He was drafted in the third round by the Buccaneers in 2013 and never was given a fair shake despite showing some signs of promise. The team inexplicably signed Josh McCown before the 2014 and handed McCown the starting job. The Bucs then much more logically drafted Jameis Winston with the top pick in the 2015 Draft.
Glennon owns a 30-15 TD-INT ratio in his career. While his yards per attempt efficiency is a low 6.5 for his career, it jumped from 6.3 to a respectable 7.0 in his second season, albeit in limited snaps. He has taken far too many sacks, 56 with 630 career passing attempts.
The thing about Glennon is he isn’t a finished product. We don’t really know entirely what he’s capable of doing with only 18 career starts and some flashes of promise. This isn’t a Geno Smith situation where the body of work is almost all bad. There are things to build on here.
I think the issue is just the desperation teams have at quarterback. I like Glennon enough to bring him in, but I would want to see the Jets have the ability to get out of any deal after one season. It only takes one desperate team to guarantee two years for this to become a far too risky venture.