New York Jets: Mike Glennon would make sense
The New York Jets still don’t have a definitive answer from quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick if he will come to terms with a new contract to bring him back in 2016. Mike Glennon might be the next best option to consider.
At this point in time, the Jets are in a bit of a stalemate with Fitzpatrick on what his true worth is. Nobody would ever know outside of both sides negotiating what the terms really are but it’s safe to say the Jets probably offered him a realistic amount but due to his amazing performance last season, Fitzpatrick wants to cash in on everything he brings to the table.
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Could Glennon see the value of coming over to the Jets knowing he has a shot at possibly being a starter again? The quarterback situation of the Jets once again is an interesting one. The only available options currently signed to the roster are Geno Smith and Bryce Petty. Given Smith’s terrible history already as a starter and the fact that Petty just isn’t ready yet, means the Jets might need to add another option at quarterback this offseason if Fitzpatrick won’t be back next season.
Aug 24, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8) throws the ball against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Bucs Nation recently published an article written by Sander Philipse about the current situation between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Glennon. Here is what he had to say about him and whether or not the Buccaneers might be interested in trading him:
"Glennon also has next to no chance of starting in Tampa, barring injury or some other catastrophic event taking Winston out of the equation. Staying in Tampa won’t net him as much cash as hitting the free agent market next year or being traded this year. It also won’t get him on the field."
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Glennon has a lot of upside as there is confidence just like he did with Fitzpatrick, offensive coordinator Chan Gailey could make Glennon as good if not better under his unique system.
In his short career with the Buccaners so far, Glennon has totaled 4,025 passing yards, 364 completions, 29 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.
Make no mistake about it, Glennon can be a very effective quarterback for the Jets and if Fitzpatrick doesn’t return, would give him a golden opportunity to come on board and earn a starting spot this summer.
There is no doubt he should be able to beat out both Smith and Petty and get a chance to be a starter again to prove his worth with a much better supporting cast. Another thing to consider, could the Jets use recently franchise tagged Muhammad Wilkerson in some kind of trade to acquire both Glennon and a draft pick or two? Who really knows but in the grand scheme of things, general manager Mike Maccagnan knows what he is doing and will undoubtedly do what is best to field a competitor again in 2016.
If it means trading one of their top defensive players to bring in the talents of Glennon who could be a better option at quarterback for the Jets, it could end up being the best thing he could do for this franchise with the most important position on the team. At only 26 years old, Glennon has his best football years ahead of him that he might unleash given the right situation.
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With how well the Jets’ offense was last year and their upgraded running back corps heading into next season, it’s the perfect place he could end up on. Plus not to mention, he wouldn’t break the bank for the Jets since his salary cap hit in 2016 is only about $1.8M. All in all, it might just be the direction the Jets might go in that could deliver solid results come next season. Only time will tell if it does but at this point, time is ticking for Fitzpatrick as the patience of the Jets can only last so long before they start thinking of other options to consider.