Dec 17, 2015 St. Louis, MO, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8) against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams won 31-23. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Get the jump on FA QB Mike Glennon

March 7, beginning at Noon ET and ending at 3:59:59 p.m. ET on March 9, NFL teams are permitted to contact and begin negotiations with impending free agents.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon is among this crop.

Ryan Fitzpatrick is gone. We know that. Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg are still very raw and incredibly unreliable for next season.

There must be a veteran QB of the bunch.

Rumor has it that Maccagnan has the hots for UNC’s Mitch Trubisky, via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.

Why, though? Unless the Jets are ready to move on from Petty completely, adding Trubisky would force a situation in which all three QBs on the roster are young and unproven. It’d be a tough situation all the way around.

Glennon’s arrival would make much more sense.

Don’t be fooled about Glennon playing the backup role, either. Jameis Winston is one serious talent and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had no choice but to draft the guy when they were awarded the No. 1 overall pick two drafts ago. Glennon was simply a casualty of circumstance.

Take a look at his numbers:

In 18 career starts and 21 total games, he’s thrown for 4,100 yards, 30 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions. And this was done with a very mediocre Bucs squad around him.

Russell Wilson was told he was no longer wanted at N.C. State because he was playing baseball and Glennon was waiting in the wings. He swears by Glennon, his former teammate.

The question will come down to the QB climate among 31 other franchises. Will the money become outrageous for Glennon, just as it did for Brock Osweiler an offseason ago?

If it doesn’t, the Jets need to pounce. This 27-year old is in perfect position to make a name for himself. He has a cannon for an arm, fits the prototypical pocket-passer size to a tee, and never makes a fuss when it comes to team situations.

1 COMMENT

  1. I really enjoyed reading this, it’s a sound plan. Nobody is going to completely agree with everything, but for the most part this makes sense. The Jets will be battling with 31 other teams when it comes to Free Agency. I like the idea of trying to acquire Glennon & Gilmour as it fills imediatte needs with young FA’s. The Jets will also want to keep OLG B. Winters, finishing the season on IR just may help that cause? NFL scouting is every bit as important as NCAA. This team is not a player or two away so attracting talented players and not losing any will be a difficult task.

    The team will have to rid itself of the aging vets who are overpaid. Mac didn’t structure contracts in a way which marries the Jets to any of these problems. I’m thinking CP will return at SS, and agree with the other departures. The Patriots have been able to do all of the above hence the long term success.

    The Jets train wreck of a season that started off with promise will end with the team drafting early. Like yourself I hope to see the Jets trade back a few spaces and repeat. This is easier said than done. This draft has plenty of talented DB’s but the OT position has but a few players who currently look to be mid to late 1st rounders. One you failed to mention is the OT from Wisconsin. A lot will change between now and then but a priority lies with building an O-Line. Where is B. Callahan when you need him?

    After watching T. Bowles and his coaching staff in year #2, I became convinced the Jets have one of the worst coaching staffs in the NFL. When you lose control of your locker room there is no hope. While T. Bowles is a nice guy that’s not what this team needs. It’s time to find an Offensive mind at HC, this is crucial when your rebuilding an O-Line and developing a QB. There are many qualified candidates available, we all would benefit by Woody getting the ambassador to the U.K. post. It would allow someone else to take over the day to day operations of our beloved team. A GM should be able to select his own HC. To borrow an analogy from The Big Tuna, otherwise your groceries will spoil or fail to be properly cooked.