Jaguars QB Mike Glennon gets starting nod over Gardner Minshew vs. Bears
The Jacksonville Jaguars will reportedly turn to backup quarterback Mike Glennon as the team’s starter when they match up against his former team in the Chicago Bears for Week 16 action, per NFL Network‘s Ian Rapoport.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 26, 2020
Glennon first saw action this season back in their Week 12 encounter against the Cleveland Browns when he slotted in for QB1 Gardner Minshew who was previously sidelined due to a thumb injury. He produced 235 passing yards on 20-of-35 passes completed and two passing touchdowns in his season debut en route to a tough 27-25 loss.
He was tasked to start once again in the following week against the Minnesota Vikings where he came out with 280 yards on a 28/42 passing clip and a touchdown. However, his efforts went down the drain once again as the Jaguars lost on a narrow 27-24 defeat.
The Florida-based squad then decided to hand the playmaking reins back to Minshew who returned in time for their Weeks 14 and 15 encounters against the Tennessee Titans and the Baltimore Ravens, respectively. However, after suffering consecutive blowout losses, the Jaguars turn to Glennon once again to start under center in Week 16 against the Bears.
With their playoff hopes already out of grasp ages ago, the Jaguars can just purposefully lose their remaining two games of the season to secure the top pick of the 2021 NFL Draft. However, with Mike Glennon back at the helm, it seems like head coach Doug Marrone still wants to snag a win and spoil the Bears’ hunt for a postseason seat in their upcoming slate.