Though quarterback Mike Glennon’s stock has fallen, there’s a possibility that the Arizona Cardinals could still have interest
The Arizona Cardinals are in dire need of a quarterback. Actually, the team could use two or three. The Cards hold the unique honor of being the only club in the National Football League without a single passer under contract, and that needs to change quickly.
The Chicago Bears admitted a huge mistake by releasing signal-caller Mike Glennon after just one unproductive season. After signing the free agent to a three-year, $45 million contract last year, the Bears basically cut the legs out from under their new offensive leader. In a surprise move, the franchise took North Carolina University quarterback Mitch Trubisky with the second-overall pick of last April’s NFL Draft.
What a disaster the situation turned out to be. Glennon made just four uninspiring starts before getting the hook. Perhaps the benched veteran spent the four weeks he played looking over his shoulder at Trubisky, and who could’ve blamed him if that was indeed the case.
Glennon’s statistics as Chicago’s starter were not good. The 6’6″, 230 pounder threw five interceptions against just four touchdowns, and registered a downright ugly average yards per attempt (5.95). Even worse than those numbers was the Bears’ one and three record at the time of the switch.
All things considered, it’s not shocking that the former Tampa Bay Buccaneer is no longer playing in the “Windy City”. Glennon’s time with the Bears may have diminished his first-string status, at least for the time being. The 2013 third-round draft pick of the Bucs may have to settle for a backup role with his next employer.
It just so happens that Arizona could use a backup passer. A starter and third-stringer will also be on general manager Steve Keim’s agenda. How Glennon will fit into new offensive coordinator Mike McCoy’s scheme is a question that will need to be answered before Keim considers pursuing the 28-year old.
Glennon has been previously linked with the Cardinals. Whether the front office would still have interest is anyone’s guess. Fans of the organization will find that out soon enough.