Mike Glennon’s Brother Ranks The QBsApril 15th, 2014
Sean Glennon, Mike Glennon’s brother, was cut by the Vikings in 2009 after a solid quarterback career at Virginia Tech, where he was once the MVP of the ACC Championship game.
Nowadays, Glennon, 28, checks in as a football analyst on Delaware sports radio, 1290 AM. And it’s no surprise that he watches plenty of film and likes to break down quarterbacks.
Glennon says he’s watched plenty of Central Florida QB Blake Bortles and sees nearly every attribute of a successful NFL QB. He called Bortles the “safest bet” among the QBs in the draft but not worthy of the No. 1 overall pick.
Johnny Football surely impresses Glennon, who called Johnny Football “probably one of the most natural leaders I’ve ever seen.” Glennon said he was “pleasantly surprised, or wrong” about Johnny Football in the hours leading up to his Pro Day. He said Johnny Football left an incredible final impression on everyone, making “some of the tough throws look pretty easy.”
Glennon pegs Johnny Football second in the draft class ahead of Teddy Bridgewater because of “better arm strength” and performance against elite competition.
Glennon ranked Derek Carr next, before a tie between Jimmy Garappolo, A.J. McCarron and beastly Virginia Tech QB Logan Thomas. Glennon says if Thomas can get paired with an elite quarterbacks coach that can help him fix his accuracy issues, he has the other tangibles and intangibles needed to succeed. Glennon believes Aaron Murray will have a long NFL career, but it may not be as a starter.
Interestingly, the elder Glennon raved recently about the Bucs’ recent moves in free agency, praising the vision and aggressiveness of Lovie Smith and Jason Licht and saying they were his offseason winners among NFL teams
“I had one small problem with what they did, but I won’t get into that,” Glennon said.
That was a somewhat transparent take on the acquisition of Josh McCown and the demotion of his brother.