Arizona Cardinals: Mike Glennon is an intriguing option


The Arizona Cardinals should strongly look into making Mike Glennon the successor to Carson Palmer.

I might be sounding like a broken record at this point, but as the days go on, it seems to be clearer and clearer that Logan Thomas is not suited to lead the Arizona Cardinals offense in the future (Chandler Harnish and Philip Sims may not be either.) Which brings up the question, who should Palmer’s successor be?

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The Arizona Cardinals should have a plan set as to who the team’s next signal caller should be in order to avoid another post Kurt Warner type situation which plagued the franchise for 3 seasons. The player the Arizona Cardinals should be targeting is Tampa Bay’s back up Mike Glennon.

Ever since the Buccaneers signed Josh McCown to be their starter, Mike Glennon has unofficially been on the trading block. Going back to the beginning of the 2014 season, Glennon has been linked as a possible trade target for the Arizona Cardinals.

Mike Glennon would be a perfect for Bruce Arians offense. Glennon has a big arm to go along with a 6’6″ frame, which are the two traits that Bruce Arians loves in his quarterbacks (see: Ben Roethlisberger). In his two years league, Glennon has put impressive numbers. In 19 games, he has thrown for 4025 yards, 29 touchdowns (along with 15 interceptions) and has completed a respectable 58.8% of his passes.

Glennon made his NFL regular season debut against, surprise, the Arizona Cardinals. This was the period in time where Carson Palmer and the offense, who were struggling to execute the playbook, led a furious fourth quarter comeback. Apart from his 2 fourth quarter interceptions, Glennon had a decent debut where he threw for 193 yards, 1 touchdown, and completed 55.8% of his passes.

Mike Glennon says that he is happy in Tampa Bay even though the Bucs drafted former Heisman trophy winner Jameis Winston.

"“I love it here in Tampa and this has been my home the last two years and I am happy to be here.”"

With Glennon happy with his current situation, and the fact that he hasn’t requested a trade don’t expect any teams to trade for him this season.

The best time for the Arizona Cardinals to look to make a move on Glennon is next season, when Drew Stanton becomes an unrestricted free agent. If Glennon in fact joins the Arizona Cardinals, he could spend one season as back up learning Bruce Arians’ offense, and when the time comes could take over the reigns for an aging Carson Palmer.

For at least the 2015 season, Mike Glennon will be wearing a different shade of red.

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