Mike Glennon gets an agent, just in time

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With the negotiating period opening on Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. ET and soon-to-be free-agent quarterback Mike Glennon potentially in line for more money than most think he deserves, Glennon officially has someone to go out and find it for him.

According to NFLPA records, Glennon has re-hired David Dunn. (Liz Mullen of SportsBusiness Journal gave us the head’s up.) The move was expected after Glennon disengaged with Joby Branion and Dunn (who previously worked together) before signing only with Dunn.

As of 12:00 p.m. ET, Dunn can field official offers from teams like the Bears and Jets. It remains unclear how much Glennon actually will make; some talent evaluators have him in the range of $5 million to $7 million per year, and others peg him at $10 million to $12 million.

That said, given the current status of the quarterback market, a $14 million per year deal isn’t out of the question. But before anyone makes a major investment in Glennon, they should ask the Texans whether they regret the investment made a year ago in Brock Osweiler.

14 responses to “Mike Glennon gets an agent, just in time

  1. If he can get 10-12MM then good luck to him.

    I can see a deal like 7MM base with incentives.

    But no way would I want to get burned by paying him 10-12 (or 15) like the Texans did with Osweiller.

    If he can find a sucker team to overpay him base don wishful thinking, then go for it. I’d rather use that money to retain players and hope to draft a QB.

  2. Didn’t the Bucs offer him 8 million to stay the backup? So he’s going to get more than 5-7 if he’s already turned down 8. If 2 teams think he can be a solid starting QB he’ll get 12-15 million per year.

  3. If the Bears are really looking at the $14-15M range that some of the blogs following the team seem to be reporting, the front office needs their heads examined. I would get signing him for $12M, but putting any more money out there for someone that I don’t know you can legitimately say is any better than Hoyer seems completely insane to me. The only real positive would be that the team would be able to free up the #3 pick to be used to keep building the defense up.

  4. There’s a negative correlation between winning free agency and winning NFL games. This is how losing franchises stay in the basement. Bears need to be smarter than getting trapped into big money here.

  5. Glennon’s development was dealt a blow due to environs. He was hooking up regularly on deep passes with V-Jack. The Tampa D that season may have set records for futility.

    I believe that Glennon could compete in several camps and win the QB competition. Maybe he wouldn’t even have to leave Florida…

  6. Hard to say how Glennon might do if given a legit chance to start in the NFL with decent talent around him? His career numbers aren’t bad, considering most of his playing time was as a young QB on some bad teams. His 30-15 TD-INT rate looks particularly good. Whether that is sustainable, while improving his other numbers is subject to debate, though he doesn’t appear to be the stiff Osweiler is.

  7. This pretty much sums it up for me:

    Do I think he’s worth 10-12m a year – nope.
    Do I think someone’s going to pay him that – yup.

  8. If a team is bringing him to be their starter then he’s getting 12-16 million depending on how many teams are bidding. Now wouls it be nice to have a built in out where a team can cut him without much financial or cap pain? Sure…..but once a player with more than one team bidding for his service hits free agency then he has the leverage.

  9. snake11s he got benched because Lovie offense is part of the game?was the bucs coach and thought it would be a good idea to bench a young qb that had a solid rookie season on a lousy team for josh mccown. that led them to have a bad enough season to get to draft winston, no way he was going to get a shot to play after they picked him. hopefully he shows that he still has it but he has to be better than captain check down hoyer. I just hope the bears run a offense that fits him instead of trying to force him into one like they did Cutler.

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