The Arizona Cardinals have veteran Mike Glennon still on the roster as Josh Rosen‘s backup
Certainly if the Arizona Cardinals want to go with a quarterback with one of their 11 picks in the 2019 NFL Draft, then they should go for it. However Mike Glennon should continue as the backup and if not him, then another veteran.
Whoever they draft can come in and compete for a third quarterback spot, if that is the way the Cardinals wish to go. No indication yet how many quarterbacks the Cardinals will plan to carry for the 2019 season.
Despite Glennon not setting the world on fire, he is a veteran that can continue to support Josh Rosen, the incumbent starter. The Cardinals can’t rely on drafting a quarterback high in the draft and keeping Rosen as well and that shouldn’t happen.
I’ve never been a huge fan of Glennon. However I am a fan of Rosen and he needs to continue to receive someone who has experience. Sure, Glennon has at times looked like a disaster on the field in his career.
He has 35 touchdowns and 20 interceptions for his career so far. He only appeared in two games for the Cardinals last season but was not picked off.
Glennon is entering year two of a two-year contract. He is worth keeping as a backup making just $4 million. Veteran quarterbacks with his experience don’t usually come that cheap.
At this point, with a team trying to re-build/re-tool, however you want to look at it, Glennon is the best choice. He would be good support for any rookie coming in as well but if they are trying to get back to their winning ways sooner than later, it needs to be status quo at quarterback.
If this team can show improvement in 2019 with what they have now, no reason not to continue with this quarterback tandem for awhile. Hard to believe I’m saying that about Glennon but reality is, there isn’t a lot better out there right now.