In his career, Mike Glennon has attempted 630 passes and completed 374 of them, or 59.4 percent. He has thrown 30 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He has averaged 6.5 yards per attempt. He has been sacked 56 times.
And now, at age 27 and coming off a season in which he attempted 11 passes, he could make $15 million a year.
— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) March 6, 2017
In case you needed an example of just how out-of-whack the quarterback market currently is, there you go.
It’s likely there are serious NFL fans who have never heard of Mike Glennon. And others who are reading along thinking, Of course I’ve heard of Mike Glennon, but don’t know what team he played for, what college he attended or what he looks like?***
He’s a total nobody, and he’s about to be paid like a Pro Bowler.
***The Buccaneers, North Carolina State, Napoleon Dynamite but taller and without the hair.
The news that Glennon could make more than Julio Jones, Dez Bryant, Robert Quinn, Luke Kuechly, Le’Veon Bell or Patrick Peterson was met online with a mix of amusement and horror.
QB desperation is real https://t.co/o2xE88mU0j
— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) March 6, 2017
Delete the league. https://t.co/o4pfHcv7SU
— Chris Burke (@ChrisBurke_SI) March 6, 2017
this is like Brooklyn real estate. "The bathroom sink is in the kitchen and it might be haunted." WE'LL TAKE IT. https://t.co/OQdf0OgDBG
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) March 6, 2017
Now more than ever, teams need to have top quarterbacks in order to compete, and there are currently more franchises than there are elite QBs. With few sure-thing signal-callers in the draft, teams have to find their quarterbacks somewhere, and thus the Mike Glennons of the world profit.
Glennon could turn out to be a productive quarterback, but for him to make $15 million before he has at all looked like one seems very wrong.
Then again, money is flowing into sports like never before, and it was only a matter of time before the NFL got its own Tyler Johnson. Cheers to Glennon for capitalizing.