Glennon completed 17 of 25 pass attempts for 200 yards, with zero touchdowns and two interceptions during Saturday's 14-3 win against the Rams.
Glennon seemed like a promising quarterback prospect during his rookie campaign out of NC State, posting a 4-9 record as the Buccaneers starter (the team went 4-12 overall), while throwing for 200 passing yards per game with a respectable 19:9 TD:INT ratio. In 14 appearances since, Glennon has seen his TD:INT ratio dwindle to 16:11, while going 2-7 in nine starts for Tampa Bay and Chicago. He's transformed into somewhat of a journeyman after a three-year run in Tampa Bay to begin his career, now playing for his fourth different franchise since 2016. A few more turbulent outings like Saturday night combined with Nathan Peterman continuing to show promise could prove to be factors that ensure he doesn't stick with the Raiders, either.
Glennon was signed by the Raiders on Friday.
The Raiders have targeted a 29-year-old veteran with starting experience in Glennon to serve as Derek Carr's backup, though Nathan Peterman also plans to fight for a roster spot throughout the offseason. Glennon completed 15 of 21 passes for 174 yards and a score in two games with the Cardinals last season, but his overall resume as a pro includes 22 career starts as well.
The Cardinals released Glennon on Friday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Signed to a two-year, $8 million contract last offseason, Glennon attempted just 21 passes in two games while serving as Josh Rosen's backup. The 29-year-old shouldn't have too much trouble finding another No. 2 quarterback job.
Glennon replaced Josh Rosen with 5:22 remaining in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 31-9 loss to the Rams and completed five of seven passes for 63 yards.
Glennon saw fourth-quarter action for the second straight week, following a 10-for-14, 111-yard, one-touchdown effort in Week 15 against the Falcons. The 29-year-old signal-caller hadn't seen action in any other game prior this season, but he's been relatively sharp in relief the last two contests. Given the Cardinals' lack of postseason aspirations, Glennon could well see action again at some point during a Week 17 battle versus the Seahawks.
Coach Steve Wilks called Glennon the Cardinals' backup quarterback Monday, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Glennon opened the season as the No. 3 behind Sam Bradford and 2018 first-round pick Josh Rosen, but Bradford faltered so much that he lost the starting job in the fourth quarter of Week 3. Wilks is sticking with Rosen as the director of the offense moving forward, leaving Glennon as the direct backup and Bradford a weekly inactive.
Glennon will serve as starting quarterback Josh Rosen's backup in Week 4 instead of Sam Bradford, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Glennon has earned the No. 2 role at quarterback behind the rookie Josh Rosen, who will be starting for the first time in his young career Sunday. Sam Bradford is slated to be inactive while Glennon backs up Rosen.
Glennon is expected to stay with the Cardinals, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
With Sam Bradford and Josh Rosen (thumb) both carrying worrisome medical records, it isn't too surprising to see Arizona keep a third quarterback. The Cardinals signed Glennon to a two-year, $8 million contract during the offseason, ensuring they had a backup plan behind Bradford even if they came up empty in the draft. Things will have gone terribly wrong in the desert if Glennon actually steps on the field this season.
Glennon completed eight of 10 passes for 69 yards and one touchdown during Thursday's preseason finale against the Broncos.
Glennon wasn't particularly impressive, but he at least showed he still has what it takes to be a serviceable backup quarterback in this league. Unlikely to make the Cardinals' roster with Josh Rosen and Sam Bradford atop the depth chart, Glennon could be among the most attractive trade targets for teams in need of depth at the position, per Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.
Glennon (forearm) completed eight of 10 passes for 35 yards and no touchdowns in Sunday's 27-3 preseason win over the Cowboys.
Glennon converted 80 percent of his passes, but that number is essentially neutralized by his brutal 3.5 yards per attempt. The 28-year-old will soak up a good amount of preseason action in Thursday's exhibition finale against the Broncos, but is then likely take a back seat to veteran Sam Bradford and rookie Josh Rosen once the regular season commences if he retains a roster spot.
Glennon did not play in Friday's preseason win over the Saints due to a forearm injury, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
During Glennon's absence Friday, rookie Josh Rosen completed 10 of 16 passes for 107 yards and a touchdown, as the latter saw a majority of the work at quarterback behind starter Sam Bradford. Upon his return from what appears to be a minor issue, Glennon will continue to battle with Rosen for the primary backup role, though Rosen took a major step forward in the team's second preseason game.
Glennon will vie with rookie Josh Rosen to be the backup to starting quarterback Sam Bradford, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Glennon was swapped out for Mitchell Trubisky just four games into his tenure with the Bears and didn't see the field the rest of 2017. The Cardinals nonetheless came calling this offseason, but the presence of fellow free-agent pickup Bradford and 2018 first-rounder Rosen always hindered Glennon's chances of a No. 1 or even No. 2 gig. There's no telling how much job security Glennon has at the moment, but Bradford and Rosen almost assuredly have spots, meaning he may have to ball out in the preseason to lock down employment into the regular season.
Glennon is signing a two-year, $8 million contract with the Cardinals, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The deal was reported only a few minutes after the Bears officially released Glennon, who produced only 6.0 yards per pass attempt in his four starts last season before Mitchell Trubisky took over. Glennon will provide depth behind Sam Bradford, who is joining Arizona on a much larger contract.
Glennon will sign with the Cardinals, Tiffany Blackmon of NFL Network reports.
The Cardinals' quarterback room continues to grow as the team adds the former longtime Buccaneer after agreeing to terms with Sam Bradford earlier in the day. Glennon signed a three-year, $45 million contract with the Bears last season but only started four games before Mitchell Trubisky took over under center. It seems safe to assume Glennon will enter the season as Bradford's backup, with the possibility of the Cardinals drafting a quarterback early still on the table.
Bears general manager Ryan Pace confirmed that Glennon would be released when the new league year opens March 14.
Despite having only attempted 10 passes over the prior two seasons while serving in a backup role in Tampa Bay, Glennon earned a three-year, $45 million contract from Chicago last March with the expectation that he would step in as the team's starting quarterback. It became clear, however, that the Bears only viewed Glennon as a bridge option at the position when the team drafted Mitchell Trubisky with the No. 2 overall pick a month later. Glennon still started the Bears' first four games of the past season, but after losing three fumbles and throwing five interceptions in those contests, former head coach John Fox turned the reins of the offense over to Trubisky for the final 12 contests. With the Bears committed to Trubisky as their starter in 2018, there wasn't any incentive for the team to keep Glennon around at a $12.5 million salary to hold a clipboard. In light of his struggles in his four starts last season, Glennon will likely draw considerably less interest on the open market this spring but should find work somewhere as a backup.
After starting the first four games of 2017, Glennon became Mitchell Trubisky's backup and didn't take a snap in the last 12 games of the year, ending the campaign with 833 yards and four touchdowns to go with five interceptions.
While functioning as the starter, he won one of four starts, but he easily could've had a win against the Falcons after having two dropped passes in the end zone on the final drive as time expired. He'll be one of the better backups in the league, as he'll go into the second of a three-year deal with the Bears in 2018, but even if he makes starts, it's unlikely he'll be anything more than a fantasy starter in leagues that start two quarterbacks.
Mitchell Trubisky will replace Glennon as the starter Week 5 against the Vikings, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Glennon has completed 66.4 percent of his attempts in an ultra-conservative passing attack, but he's averaging only 6.0 yards per attempt and has already thrown five interceptions. While the Bears' lack of receiving talent was part of the problem, Glennon only made matters worse with his poor decision-making and shaky accuracy. Trubisky at least offers some upside thanks to his mobility and arm strength. The Bears won't have much incentive to turn back to Glennon, regardless of how Trubisky performs.
Bears head coach John Fox said following Thursday's 35-14 loss that the team will "evaluate everything," including Glennon as the starting quarterback, Jeremy Bergman of NFL.com reports.
Glennon was responsible for four turnovers in Thursday's loss to Green Bay and has eight turnovers the last three weeks. Fox has another week to consider giving the starting job to rookie first-round pick Mitchell Trubisky.
Glennon completed 21 of 33 passes for 218 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in Thursday's 35-14 loss to the Packers. He netted zero yards on his sole rush and lost two fumbles.
The free-agent acquisition looks to be on the precipice of a benching following a third consecutive turnover-laden performance. Glennon committed the first of two fumbles on a sack by Clay Matthews on the first Bears offensive play and then saw a shotgun snap karoom off his leg and get covered up by the Packers on the following possession. Glennon would also subsequently be picked by Ha Ha Clinton-Dix shortly before halftime and Kentrell Brice late in the third period, giving him a quartet of miscues. He did generate his second-best yards per attempt figure (6.61) of the first four weeks, but in leading the offense on only one sustained drive before garbage time, he essentially put up an empty stat line. It remains to be seen if the 11-day window before an Oct. 9 MNF home date with the Vikings prompts head coach John Fox to pull the trigger on starting 2017 first-round pick Mitchell Trubisky over Glennon in that contest.
Glennon completed 15 of 22 passes for 101 yards with a touchdown and an interception during Sunday's 23-17 overtime win over Pittsburgh.
The Bears rushed for 220 yards, so Glennon wasn't asked to do much through the air Sunday. With just 514 yards and two touchdowns through the first three weeks of the season, Glennon has been an unreliable fantasy option in the majority of settings. He did throw for 301 yards against Tampa Bay in last week's blowout loss, but those yards came primarily with the game out of reach. There is some potential for garbage-time production from Glennon moving forward, but those are probably going to be the only situations when he's going to be asked to attack vertically. It's a short turnaround for the Bears, as they travel to Lambeau Field to face the Packers on Thursday, and that matchup could provide a favorable game script for Glennon. It's also worth noting that Sunday's win should lengthen his leash for the starting gig.
Bears coach John Fox said he won't consider benching Glennon ahead of a Week 3 game against the Steelers, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Glennon turned the ball over on each of Chicago's first three possessions en route to a 26-point halftime deficit in Sunday's 29-7 loss to Tampa Bay. He did end up with a 300-yard game and finally ended the shutout with a 14-yard scoring pass in the final two minutes, but it was far from enough to make up for the disastrous first half. Glennon was competent in a 23-17 loss to the Falcons the previous week, and it seems the Bears are in no rush to get Mitch Trubisky on the field. Of course, the evaluation could change within a few weeks if Glennon doesn't improve. The Bears should at least add Markus Wheaton (finger) to a weak receiving corps soon.
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