Mike Glennon: Starter QB.
The veteran signalman is back in the starting lineup Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone announced Wednesday.
The team benched six-round rookie Jake Luton, and Gardner Minshew continues to get closer to full health after a thumb injury.
Sunday’s game against Cleveland marks Glennon’s first start since Week 4, 2017 with the Chicago Bears.
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6-foot-7 Glennon owns a career-high 60.9 completion rate with 5,163 total yards, 36 TDs and 20 INTs in 29 appearances.
The Jags are turning against the veteran after Luton struggled the last two weeks after a solid first outing. Sunday against a good defense in Pittsburgh, the rookie looked straight like a sixth round. He completed just 16 of 37 attempts on 151 yards with 4 INTs for a 15.5 passer rating. Luton struggled with accuracy on Sunday and at times looked like a bunch of Steelers’ defense.
Marrone turns to Glennon in hopes of not burying the rookie’s trust.
“We just have to take a step back and just digest things for a while and just get you back on track,” Marrone said as he told Luton. “He’s fine. I think he has a chance to be a good footballer in this league.”
Marrone added that he is in part turning to Glennon because Minshew is not getting enough throws in practice this week – as the team is dealing with a COVID-19 issue – for the Jaguars to be comfortable bringing him back. However, Minshew may be the backup.
“I want him to have a whole week, a full load of work, before I put anyone in there,” Marrone said. “I have no problem with him backing up this week, and if he’s going in there in a quarter or a half game or whatever, if anything happens to Mike, then at least he’s available.”
With Marrone’s time in Jacksonville looking towards a possible end, the Jags will with a win let Glennon take some rust off in a lost season.
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