Gardner Minshew Could Lose His Starting Gig to Mike Glennon (Yep, THAT Mike Glennon)

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Gardner Minshew Could Lose His Starting Gig to Mike Glennon (Yep, THAT Mike Glennon)

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Gardner Minshew II’s terrific mustache and unflappable swagger made him a cult hero among football fans last year.

But the Jaguars have lost five straight since their season-opening win against the Colts. And in those games, Minshew has had problems controlling the ball (four fumbles, five interceptions). Taking that into consideration, it’s possible Minshewmania could take a back seat to Glennonpalooza at some point in the near future.

That’s right. NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport believes Mike Glennon could replace Minshew doesn’t get his act together and solve his ball-security problems.

Yes, that Mike Glennon.

You might recall that Glennon hasn’t started a game since he was with the Bears 2017. And that things went so poorly in his last start, it forced John Fox’s hand to start Mitchell Trubisky before he was expected to step in. Glennon wore the blame for Chicago’s offensive woes after the demotion, but it hasn’t stopped him from getting gigs since leaving Chicago. The Cardinals and Raiders have since signed Glennon for backup roles, but even then, he has been an afterthought (and punchline) since leaving Chicago. In other words, getting benched for Glennon would signal that the Jagurs will enter the quarterback market in 2021.

And to think, Minshew looked primed to be the Jaguars’ long-term QB solution after Week 1. He completed 19 of 20 passes for 173 yards, threw for three touchdowns, and didn’t toss an interception. Minshew’s overall numbers (67.5% completion rate, 11 TD, 5 INT, 94.1 rating) are passable. But so much of his production comes while trailing. That’s wonderful for fantasy football players, but not for the Jaguars’ organization.

The Bears don’t play the Jaguars until Week 16, which feels like a long ways from happening. Then again, I can’t help but think about this quarterback circle of life:

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.