How Does Nick Foles Help Mike Glennon?December 3rd, 2013
It’s always a big perception and trend game in the NFL.
About five weeks ago, there was national chatter that college coaches seeking NFL head coaching gigs next month would be shunned by owners leery of Chip Kelly’s rocky start and Greg Schiano’s implosion. Today, that chatter has flipped with Kelly’s Eagles (7-5) leading the NFC East and Schiano guiding a Bucs resurrection.
And that brings us to Mike Glennon, whose job security has to benefit from the meteoric rise of Philadelphia starting quarterback Nick Foles.
Like Glennon, Foles was a third-round draft pick (2012) with a strong arm, sound mechanics, a stable and smart brain, exceptional height and limited mobility, “fleet of mind” is how Kelly described him recently. Foles, 24, has shaken up the NFL by tossing 19 touchdowns and zero interceptions this season.
There’s no question that if Foles finishes the season strong and puts the Eagles in the playoffs, then there will be all kinds of NFL owners wondering where they can find a stud quarterback outside of the first round that fits the Foles mold. Meanwhile, the Bucs already will have their own good prospect on the roster.
Again, all Joe is talking here is the flavor-of-the-month nature of the NFL.
Ultimately, Team Glazer needs to be sold on whether Mike Glennon is the guy they want as the face of the franchise, “the guy,” in a division with Cam Newton, Matt Ryan and Drew Brees.
That’s a much easier sales job for Greg Schiano if Foles continues to thrive and outplay Michael Vick, Eli Manning, Tony Romo and RGIII.