First Sam Bradford now Mike Glennon, the Arizona Cardinals wasted no time grabbing what was left of the best in free agency
When I hear the name Mike Glennon, I cringe. Apparently the Arizona Cardinals did not have the same reaction when his name was called in the past.
The Cardinals, after reportedly grabbing Sam Bradford as their new starting quarterback on Tuesday, turned their attention to Glennon. They are expected to sign him as soon as the Chicago Bears release him on Wednesday.
Glennon will be the backup in Arizona. At this point, he can not be trusted as a starter. Bradford is the much better player but he is also the more oft-injured.
It only makes sense to get a veteran backup. This still doesn’t mean the Cardinals won’t grab a quarterback in the first round of the NFL Draft.
What it means is Glennon is insurance in case, I mean, when Bradford goes down. Hopefully it never happens but the Cardinals can’t be left empty handed, even if it means Glennon as the backup.
If the Cardinals draft a rookie, that guy can still be the franchise quarterback. Hopefully that is the plan general manager Steve Keim and team president Michael Bidwill have in mind.
Glennon signed a huge contract in the offseason last year moving over from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Unfortunately his play was sub-par and left the door open for rookie Mitchell Trubisky.
Now Glennon comes to Arizona in what has to be a break the glass in case of emergency guy. It is only prudent to have such a player.
While the quarterback pickups have not been the most exciting you do have to hand it to the Cardinals for not giving up after missing out on guys like Kirk Cousins and Case Keenum. Honestly, there was no other choices at this point.