Cleveland Browns: Mike Glennon should not be an option in free agency
The Cleveland Browns are in need of a quarterback, but Mike Glennon should not even be considered by the front office in 2017.
The Cleveland Browns have made moves out of desperation in the past, but making one in 2017 could doom the future of the franchise.
The focus of the desperation is to find a franchise quarterback, leaving some fans scared of what the Browns may do. The main fear is that the team will draft a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick, but there is a much worse possibility. And that is overspending on an unproven backup quarterback.
Right away, this may lead people to think of Jimmy Garoppolo. But he is still on the final year of a rookie deal, so it is a cost-efficient move to trade for him, given the asking price isn’t too high. This year’s unproven backup who is set to receive a big payday is Mike Glennon.
That’s right, Glennon is about to become a very rich man if a team decides he is capable of being a franchise quarterback. To be fair, he could turn out to be a great quarterback. No one knows. However, let another team take a chance on him.
The Browns have over $100 million in cap space, but that kind of money would mean the Browns are committing to Glennon for the long-term. And if he couldn’t start over Josh McCown and Jameis Winston, that isn’t a great sign for a team looking to build around a young quarterback.
It doesn’t seem like the Browns are currently interested in Glennon, as the most recent reports see the team linked to Tyrod Taylor, along with the rookie quarterbacks in the draft. But it is impossible to know what goes on behind closed doors, which is why Browns fans are always a bit nervous about any rumors that come out this time of year.
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But don’t fear, signing Glennon would simply go against the plans of the current front office, so it is unlikely. The asking price is far too high, especially when the team is already getting stingy with Terrelle Pryor. And while it is unfair to say Glennon is not going to succeed anywhere he goes, the chances of him turning around the 1-15 Browns are not high.