3. Mike Glennon
Mike Glennon’s NFL career has been one filled with many highs and lows. The former NC State QB broke into the league with Tampa Bay in 2013 as a third-round pick and the third QB selected in the draft and was thrust into action in Week 4 when the team decided to bench former first-rounder, Josh Freeman.
Glennon went on to make the PFWA All-Rookie team as he threw for 19 TD’s and just 9 picks in his rookie season. A coaching change in year two derailed his promising start, and even though the Bucs reportedly turned down multiple trade offers for Glennon he struggled to work his way onto the field over veteran Josh McCown.
After Jameis Winston was drafted, his fate was all but sealed and his time in Tampa came to an unceremonious end. However, things quickly looked promising for Glennon once again when the Chicago Bears threw a massive 3/$45M contract offer at him in 2017 free agency, as it appeared he would be their starter for years to come. The team went on to puzzlingly draft Mitch Trubisky just a few months later, making the signing useless for both the team and Glennon.
Since then, he experienced a similar situation with Arizona in 2018 when he signed on with them only for the team to draft Josh Rosen as he only ended up spending one year with them, as well. He was paid well for his time, as he’s racked up almost $30M for being a mostly career backup.
If the NY Giants want to sign the 30-year-old QB, it’ll likely cost them somewhere around the $2M it costed Oakland to sign him as their backup for 2019. That would seem to be a worthwhile investment for a somewhat proven QB, and Glennon should be near the top of the team’s wishlist come free agency.