Mike Glennon will start for Jags against Cleveland Browns
The Jacksonville Jaguars have named their third different starting quarterback for the 2020 season, looking to Mike Glennon to help them win some games — starting with their Week 12 matchup against the Cleveland Browns. Previously, the Jaguars had given the last three starts to rookie sixth-round pick Jake Luton out of Oregon State.
Clearly, the Jaguars did not like what they saw out of Luton. In three games, Luton threw 110 passes, completing 60 of them for a completion percentage of 54.5. He also threw for 624 yards, two touchdowns, and six interceptions, four of which were to the Pittsburgh Steelers last week.
Glennon’s last start in the NFL came against the Green Bay Packers in 2017, when he was a member of the Chicago Bears. The Bears ended up losing this ball game by a final score of 35-14. Glennon threw 33 passes, completing 21 of them for a completion percentage of 63.6. Glennon also totaled 218 passing yards, had one touchdown, and two interceptions.
While Glennon’s not going to be a long term answer for the Jacksonville Jaguars, he should be a major improvement for the franchise over Luton. Glennon’s career interception percentage is only 2.5, while Luton’s is more than double that, sitting at 5.5 percent over his three starts.
This all comes as a surprise, as the Jaguars original starting quarterback, Gardnew Minshew, should be healthy enough to play on Sunday. The team has decided to go with their other options, even though Minshew has played better than both Jake Luton and Mike Glennon throughout his career.
This season Minshew when starting was actually on pace to have a higher completion percentage, yards per game, and throw more touchdowns than his rookie year, where he became an excellent surprise for the franchise. Minshew is also on pace to throw more interceptions, but this is because he has been asked to throw the ball a lot more than his rookie year.
Minshew is a talented quarterback, and while his ceiling may not be that high, he definitely deserves a shot to be a starting quarterback in the NFL again. It will be interesting to see what the Jaguars do with the former 6th round pick after this season, as he has two more years left on his contract.
A beat up Cleveland Browns defense should be glad to not be playing against Gardner Minshew, but the defense would likely rather play against Jake Luton, who has been a turnover machine in his three starts. Either way, the Cleveland Browns defense should be set up for a nice day in Jacksonville.