Giants signing Mike Glennon to be backup quarterback

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The Giants have a new backup quarterback, as they are signing Mike Glennon to serve as depth behind starter Daniel Jones.

This means Colt McCoy’s time with the Giants ends after one season.

Glennon, 31, was once thought to be the quarterback of the future, first for the Buccaneers, later for the Bears. It did not work out at either stop. In 27 career starts, Glennon has a record of 6-21, although his NFL numbers of (45 touchdown passes, 25 interceptions) suggest some of the struggles he’s encountered are indicative of the team and franchise around him.

The 6-foot-7 Glennon was a 2013 third-round draft pick of the Buccaneers out of North Carolina State. He actually started 13 games as a rookie, going 4-9, but was competitive, tossing 19 touchdown passes and only nine interceptions. After three years in Tampa, Glennon signed a three-year, $45 million contract with the Bears. He went 1-3 in four starts during the 2016 season and then was on the move again. He has since been with the Cardinals, Raiders and Jaguars. In 2020, he went 0-5 as a starter for the Jaguars. His career passer rating is 83.5. Jones’ passer rating after two seasons is 84.1.

McCoy, 34, started two games in his one season with the Giants, beating the Seahawks in Seattle and losing to the Browns two weeks later.

In addition to Jones and Glennon, the Giants also have Clayton Thorson on the roster at quarterback.

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