Rumors are percolating that the New York Jets would be interested in a certain free agent quarterback to be, but if they know any better, they’ll stay clear.

The boat sunk for Odell Beckham Jr. and the New York Giants two weeks ago, and the New York Jets would be best served to avoid another boat on the horizon entirely this upcoming free agency period.

That boat is Mike Glennon. A collective “who” from the fan base would typically be in order here.

A 5-13 career record, no meaningful snaps in over 32 games and a lot of fanfare? Something doesn’t add up here. Something one might call, “Brock Osweiler 2.0.”

That’s exactly what Glennon’s reputation should be heading into free agency. Limited sample size and mere glimpses of signs that he could maybe, possibly be something.

This kid has a rocket for an arm, although a 59% completion percentage isn’t anything to run home about. The quarterback market is scarce. It typically is, but that doesn’t mean the Jets should pay more for less.

The Jets are going to need to acquire a veteran quarterback one way or another before next season starts. For the number that Glennon will command on the open market, New York should turn the other cheek.

According to ESPN’s Rich Cimini, “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.”

I can only hope that Cimini is wrong because the going rate for a middle of the road quarterback is $17-18 million per year, but that is probably going to get re-written when Kirk Cousins signs his monster deal this offseason.

Besides, Maccagnan has plenty of other holes on the roster to fill before he can even think about the quarterback position. On top of the fact they still are without an offensive coordinator and options are dwindling.

Free agent quarterbacks pay attention to things like that and if the Jets can’t fill the hole with a quality coach, they could be SOL. However, with the options out there and the expected limited amount of cap space to spend on several areas of need, New York should look at other options.

Glennon is an unproven commodity who is nothing more than a pipe-dream to succeed in the national football league. You could say the same for either quarterback currently on the Jets roster, for that matter.

It’s time for the organization to make a smart decision at the position. Play it safe, bring in a veteran on the cheap and rebuild your assets.

Desperation at quarterback and jumping the gun isn’t going to magically make a franchise quarterback appear.

Ultimately Glennon is going to be overpaid, that’s the unfortunate reality for teams who don’t have quarterbacks in the NFL today. I just hope that team isn’t the Jets.


  1. ok….the writer says “play it safe, bring in a veteran on the cheap…….”. ok…so, if the writer is so smart in telling the team what they shouldn’t do……where is this ‘veteran on the cheap’?
    this is why he’s a writer, and not a coach or manager in the nfl.

  2. 5 and 13 with one of the worst (pre-existing) offenses
    in the league at the time, including terrible receivers. Through 10 of 11 for T.D. and 2 pt. conversion in only 3 minutes he was given this season.

  3. I like how the article says “The Jets should look at other options” and then suggests a hurt Tony Romo who has yet to finish a season in two years, Geno Smith as a better option (really?), Colin Capernick who is a bloody disaster, and Tyrod Taylor who could not even play well enough to keep Rex Ryan around. Of all the options they give as better alternatives, the only one truly better is Blake Bortles – if he can be acquired. Otherwise, if you have seen Glennon play he is better than those other options. He is not mobile at all, but he has a rocket for an arm and is very accurate (he would hit people in the chest and they would outright drop the ball – which is how bad the team was when he started). His overall record is not great because he played for Tampa teams that were really awful. He replaced Josh Freeman his first year who won zero games that last season and he did win a few without much support from around him.