Jaguars QB Mike Glennon starting in Week 12 punctuates a ridiculous series of events dating back to 2017
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone announced that they plan to start Mike Glennon in their Week 12 match-up against the Cleveland Browns. This news came as a shock, as Glennon has not started a game in three seasons. In fact, Mark Long of the Associated Press detailed a mind-boggling series of events dating back to 2017 in relation to Glennon’s return to a starting line-up.
Here's the craziest part: Mike Glennon got benched in 2017 for Chicago's Mitchell Trubisky, who got benched this year for Nick Foles, who got benched last year for Gardner Minshew, who got replaced by Luton, who is now benched in favor of Glennon
— Mark Long (@APMarkLong) November 25, 2020
This is definitely a crazy sequence. The universe definitely works in mysterious ways, and in this instance, it lined up so ironically, yet so perfect for Glennon. What makes things even more ridiculous is that the 30-year-old Mike Glennon hasn’t even stepped foot on the field this season. This will mark his first game of the 2020 season as a member of the Jaguars and just his fifth in three seasons.
Many reports speculated Doug Marrone to choose between second-year player Gardner Minshew and rookie Jake Luton as the starting quarterback ahead of Sunday. Minshew is still currently dealing with a thumb injury, while Luton is coming off a horrendous four-interception game against the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers.
Luton replaced Minshew in the starting lineup after Jacksonville’s bye week. In his three starts, however, he may have just proven that he needs more time to grow to make a positive impact. And the rookie quarterback’s horrendous game against the Steelers probably sealed his fate.
As for Minshew, Marrone reportedly wanted to see the sophomore throw before deciding on his starter. From the looks of it, it doesn’t seem like he’s ready for a return just yet.