Mike Glennon No. 4

March 24th, 2016
Browns calling?

Browns calling?

This is what it has become: The bungling Browns are such a trainwreck, so bereft of hope and a quarterback, that columnists are actually ranking the most likely options for Cleveland to replace Johnny Football at the Factory of Sadness.

And that is what Rich Cimini of BSPN has done. He takes a pained look at the Browns, ganders at the NFL landscape, and tries to handicap who will take snaps at center for the Browns later this fall.

Cimini has Bucs backup quarterback Mike Glennon as the fourth-most likely option.

4. Mike Glennon, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jameis Winston is the man in Tampa, so the Bucs could look to trade Glennon before he becomes a free agent after the season. Bucs officials downplayed the possibility of a trade, but that could change if they get the right offer. Glennon rode the bench last season, but he showed some potential in 2013 and 2014, throwing 29 touchdowns against only 15 interceptions.

Joe doesn’t think the Bucs are downplaying shipping Glennon at all. Hell, if anything else, the constant chatter from Jason Licht and Dirk Koetter in pedestrian Boca Raton about trading Glennon — neither said flat out he was off the market — was only driving up the price for Glennon, like a player’s agent would normally do when a guy is a free agent.

Joe can imagine that Glennon is popular among Browns fans as an option. Remember, Glennon beat the hated Steelers in Pittsburgh two years ago. Browns fans might cut off their right thumb for such a win.

32 Responses to “Mike Glennon No. 4”

  1. Miko Says:

    if it’s only a 3rd rounder even, let him go…lots of depth to fill

  2. K3v Says:

    That bspn article is about the JETS!!!! Not the Browns!

  3. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    Oh the irony it would be if Glennon replaces one guy he clearly should have gotten the start over in Tampa (McCown) and one guy he was, is, and will probably always be a better NFL QB than (Manziel).

  4. MonsGM Says:

    My thoughts on this is trade him and then use a lower pick than we received and pick a qb. Kessler Allen Prescott Jones Cook

  5. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    The Browns are getting RG 3

  6. Sapp, STFU Says:

    Oh the irony. If Glennon has to back up McCown, maybe the Browns will get the #1 overall pick next year. What else should they expect if they get our passers from the horrendous season.

  7. Destinjohnny Says:

    poor guy man wow feel sorry for anyone that has to live in ohio

  8. Dylan Says:

    I think a trade up with the Browns is a dark horse pick, even the Cowboys. Jalen Ramsey is everything Jason licht raves about in the style player he wants. I did DD and the Dolphins traded a 2nd and moved from 12 to 3 for Dion Jordan. Maybe glennon and a 5th will get us up to 2-3 for jalen. Mike smith can use him at Saftey and corner. Plus still have a 2nd and 3rd.. It’s a option Jason licht in sure has/is exploring

  9. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Joe…you need to read these articles BEFORE you comment on them! It’s about the JETS not the BROWNS!

    But even so, MG8 would be an upgrade for either team!

  10. Howard Cosell Says:

    Browns, Jets, basically the same thing.
    Tomato, tommot-toe…

  11. @Hands2theface Says:

    Aww….how sweet. A Glennon – McCown reunion…..hey, isn’t Anthony Collins still available? Make it a trifecta.

  12. @Hands2theface Says:

    Hey Howard – J-E-T-S are a much different breed of cat than the Browns. Jets D is better, running game is better, WR’s are better. I’m not a fan of either by any means but the J-E-T-S are not a tomater…they’re more like a Green Bell Pepper.

  13. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    Glennon to the Jets (or Bills) would be my hope…I get those teams in my regular “market” so when they don’t conflict with Bucs games I could see MG8 proving he’s a NFL starter for years to come.

  14. Cover deuce Says:

    I would love to see them get return on this guy, but even if your best offer ends up being a third rounder, I think they have to take it.

  15. Alstott up the gut Says:

    Glennon amd #9 to the Browns for #2. A trade like that has definitely got my attention. Get Ramsey!

  16. theodore Says:

    Actually, Joe, when the team puts a player on the market (or doesn’t deny it), it drives down the price.

  17. Mike Johnson Says:

    At this point, a 3rd or 4th rounder is the best we can hope for Glennon.And..we might not even get that. I like Glennon. I hope he gets another starting shot with a team. Class guy who has..played his string without complaint.

  18. mike Says:

    I would think the cowboys would give up a 4th for mg if they aren’t going qb with their 1st rd pick.

  19. Guzzie Says:

    Browns don’t want glennon they are years away from competing, they are taking their potential franchise QB and letting a retread mccown or RG3 get beat up till rookie is ready, jets will resign Fitzpatrick, best glennon spots are Denver n LA, funny how they always say half the league needs QBs…I count LA, Jets, Denver, 49ers, Cleveland as needy, so kap plus rookie takes away 49, fitz makes jets go, leaves the 3 and there are 3 rookies with 1st round grades, the rest are older QBs that won’t trade for glennon like saints, Chargers, Patriots, bears, Cowboys, Eagles, kc..that’s a lot of teams that won’t trade for glennon they’d wait till he’s a FA next year or draft someone to groom

  20. Pickgrin Says:

    Yes – others are talking about it – but I only see one source of “constant chatter” about trading Mike Glennon.

    MG8 is too good to be a back up for the Bucs apparently. Joe is is on record – We need a back-up QB who stinks. Don’t want to win any “meaningless games” if JW gets hurt. That would just mess up our draft position the following year….

  21. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    Jalen played CB, Safety, Star (a hybrid position), and also returned kicks. He could help the team a lot.

    Obviously, it will take a trade up to get him. I think that would be a great use of Glennon’s value.

  22. 813bucboi Says:

    hope we can get a 2nd or maybe a 3rd and 4th…we need all the picks we can get…GO BUCS!!!

  23. Howard Cosell Says:

    What if Glennon goes to the J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS and lights it up like the 4th of July?
    Wow, wouldn’t that be ironic.

    However I still think Winston has a special kind of magic that Glennon lacks
    (although Glennon is an excellent technician)

  24. tickrdr Says:

    Reposted, so please ignore!

    tickrdr Says:
    March 21st, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Just a reminder that the “NFL draft value” chart, while not an absolute, lists the point value of the 2nd overall pick @ 2600 points, and the 9th overall pick at 1300 points. So for anyone saying that Cleveland might be willing to move down in the draft from #2 to #9 by adding in Mike Glennon, is implicitly arguing that MG8 is not only worth a 1st round pick, but that he is worth a top ten 1st round pick, since the 10th pick in the first round is valued at 1300 points. In other words,

    #2 pick = 2600 points
    #9 pick = 1350, so if MG8 makes up the difference, then MG8 = ~1300 points, which is the value of the 10th overall pick in the first round.


  25. mike Says:

    unfortunately, it would take glennon, our 2nd and a4th or 5th to get to #2.

  26. mike Says:

    and the browns sign rg3, so don’t put your house on the market yet MG.

  27. DB55 Says:


    I was thinking about your post last night. Wouldn’t Glennon’s value be higher bc he’s a QB? I think the value should be higher bc it’s a qb rather than a RB, DL, etc.

  28. Howard Cosell Says:

    Howard thinks that Licht is holding out for a low 2nd rounder.
    Howard thinks he’ll definitely get it too.

    # CANNON
    # MGM

  29. tickrdr Says:


    Interesting question, but I don’t have a clue. Personally, I think Glennon’s value would be higher, not just because he’s a QB, but that he ‘s a pretty good QB.


    PS: I’m sure you know that NFL.com ranks team defenses for each year by several different metrics, and the one used most often is called “game stats”. But did you know that JW3 had the terrible misfortune to face the 23rd, 24th, 26th, 28th, 30th, 31st, and 32nd ranked defenses last year (2015). That kind of reminds me of Josh McCown’s last year in Chicago, when he threw 6 TDs against Dallas and Minnesota, who were ranked 31st and 32nd for that year.

  30. Hawk Says:

    Any team giving a high pick for a player (especially a QB), will want a clause stipulating the the player must sign a long-term contract. If that has been an issue, then Glennon has the power to hurt/kill a trade. Therein might lie a reason we haven’t seen him moved already.

  31. mike Says:

    @db55…. yeah, I’d say you are right. Look at the rg3 trade. The rams traded a crap load to move up for a qb and The dolphins moved up as much to grab dion jordan a DE and paid very little. With qb’s, it like art, value is in the eye of the beholder. One year seahawks traded a lot to get whitehurst and flynn, but the bills give up a 7th rounder to get matt castel and KC gives up little for a quality starter in smith. Also, the chart is a little out dated and lower rookie pay scale changes things too.

  32. Dave Says:

    They will trade him for the best 3rd rounder or possibly team throwing I a player as well.
    Despite what done believe, it is stupid to keep a backup that MIGHT Play in 3-4 games on average in this league. Why keep that when it could be a 2-3 rounder that will start or be in a constant rotation?