Examining Jacksonville Jaguars’ decision to stick with Mike Glennon at QB
The Jacksonville Jaguars know who their quarterback will be in Week 14.
The Jacksonville Jaguars gave quarterback Mike Glennon the reins for the second time this year against the Minnesota Vikings. After going 28-of-42 for 280 yards, one touchdown, two interceptions a fumble in the team’s 27-24 overtime loss, the veteran signal-caller will remain the starter against the Tennessee Titans.
Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said in a sitdown with the local media following the loss that the team is going to look at Glennon. ‘We’re going to evaluate it, but I think we’re going to try to clean some things up for him and see how we can obviously do a better job. I think that I’m going to go with him. I think he still gives us the best chance to win as of right now so I’m going to stick with him right now for this week’, Marrone said, via John Shipley of Jaguar Report.
It may not be a glowing letter of recommendation, but Marrone and this coaching staff believe Glennon is the best they have. If that wasn’t true, he wouldn’t remain the starter.
Why the Jacksonville Jaguars’ decision to go with Glennon makes sense.
Glennon might not have had a performance to write about against the ‘Vikes’, but he still gives the Jaguars offense a sense of consistency they didn’t have before he took the steering wheel. Against Minnesota, the ‘Jags’ actually held a two-possession lead for the first time all season when they went up 9-0 at the end of the first quarter and if not for a missed extra point, it would’ve been a double-digit lead.
In Glennon’s two starts this season, the ‘Jags’ have not only gotten off to faster starts on offense, but they have also kept it up throughout the game as well. In the last two games, the Jags have fought to the very end against a now 9-3 Cleveland Browns team and a hot Vikings team that has won five of their last six games.
Was Glennon good against the Vikings? No, he wasn’t. He was barely above terrible against Minnesota. Three turnovers and a sack in the end zone for one safety do not make for a good performance. And yet, it isn’t all that surprising to see the coaching staff stick with him because he has given this team a chance at the end of games.
By the end of the season, this will be a moot point because neither Glennon nor Minshew will be starting a game next year after the Jags draft a quarterback with their second pick in the draft. However, one thing is sure heading into Week 14. In the eyes of the coaching staff, Mike Glennon gives the Jaguars the best chance to compete for wins and Minshew does not.