The Jacksonville Jaguars will roll with Mike Glennon at quarterback.
Last week, quarterback Gardner Minshew II started for the Jacksonville Jaguars, but Mike Glennon will get the starting nod against the Chicago Bears, per Adam Schefter of ESPN. This is news is a bit surprising since the veteran got benched against the Tennessee Titans in Week 14.
Then again, Minshew hasn’t played particularly well this season, and head coach Doug Marrone said in a sit-down with the local press earlier this week that would split the reps because he wanted to see who could execute the game plan better. He also pointed out that he wanted to put the best player on the field and not just play someone for the sake of seeing what someone could do.
Glennon is 61-of-100 for 600 yards, three touchdowns, and three interceptions while Minshew has completed 216 of 327 passes for 2,259 yards, 16 touchdowns, and five interceptions. Neither has played well and Marrone has mentioned he’s still trying to win some games this season.
Mike Glennon gives the Jacksonville Jaguars a better chance to win.
The Jaguars would surely like to lose the next two games, but Marrone has said he’s still focused on winning, so we should take his word for it. It’s not hard to believe Glennon outplayed Minshew in practice and the team hasn’t won much with either of them at the helm, so this is not an outlandish decision. It may’ve been a bit surprising, but in the end, Minshew couldn’t recapture the magic he had back in his rookie season.
The Jaguars currently hold the first overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft but could give back to the New York Jets, who held it for most of the year if they beat the Bears Sunday. In the end, Glennon’s performance in Week 16 will play a factor in who gets to keep the top draft selection.