There had been plenty of speculation regarding which player the team would bring in to back up quarterback Gardner Minshew. It appears they have set their sights on former Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Mike Glennon.
According to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, the Jaguars have agreed to terms with Glennon for the 2020 NFL Season:
The Jaguars have added a veteran QB, agreeing to terms with Mike Glennon, league source says.
It was no secret that Jacksonville had been looking to being in some veteran experience under center. They had initially been linked to former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton until he signed with the Dallas Cowboys. Although there are still a number of notable names on the market, it seems they have made their choice.
Glennon is well removed from the three-year, $45 million deal he signed with the Chicago Bears back in 2017. The 30-year-old has since enjoyed brief stints with the Arizona Cardinals and Raiders to accumulate a career 6-16 record as a starter. It is safe to assume that the Jaguars were able to get him at a bargain price similar to the $1 million in base pay he earned for the 2019 campaign.
Glennon boasts perhaps more experience than the rest of the quarterback room combined with Minshew coming off a promising rookie season and Josh Dobbs still trying to find his footing in Jacksonville. They also added rookie quarterback Jake Luton in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Despite Minshew's talent, he is still far from a finished product. Having a veteran like Glennon around could help pay huge dividends for his development.