1. Mike Glennon (QB-TB)
- 26-years old, 6’7”, 225 lbs.
- 73rd overall selection, 2013 (TB)
- NFL Career: 5-13, 4,025 yards, 29 TD, 15 INT
- Contract: 1-year remaining, $1,830,375 cap hit in 2016
There’s one significant reason Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon is the New York Jets best solution at the position moving forward: He’s good.
Just take a quick glance at Glennon’s stats. The kid put up a 26-15 TD/INT ratio in 18 career NFL starts. And oh yeah, he did it with a pretty terrible roster around him.
We know Tampa is shopping Glennon. They have been for a year now. The only reason he’s still with the Bucs is because of their ridiculous asking price of a first or second round pick.
Reports have recently surfaced that Tampa has finally lowered their asking price.
What this is, simply put, is a golden opportunity for Maccagnan.
There’s only one reason Glennon wasn’t a starter in 2015. The Bucs found themselves atop of the draft with a guy in Jameis Winston who couldn’t be passed up.
That fortunate situation for Tampa presents the opportunity for the Jets to snag a legitimate, young QB who has the potential to be the man. And instead of having to waste a first-round pick on a guy like Lynch, or spend $9-$10 million on an older guy like Fitzpatrick, the Jets would only have to give up a mid-round pick for a 26-year old prototypical quarterback.
Glennon is tall, has a canon for an arm, and is quite smart. His downfall is that he’s so confident in his arm that he tries to fit the ball into tight windows at times. He’s got a little gunslinger in him.
Still, giving up a fourth or third round pick for this guy, letting Fitz walk, and drafting an edge rusher with their first pick would be the best scenario all the way around.
The college teammate of Russell Wilson, who Wilson raves about, could be had for a third-round pick. Should the Jets acquire him, they could sign him to a reasonable long-term offer prior to the kid even taking the field.
The goal here would be to maximize the bang for your buck.
If the Jets believe the kid can play, going into camp with Glennon, Petty and Geno is pretty solid for the now and the future, while not killing the cap in the least.