Mike Glennon will be a Jet
I know this is not a popular pick for our future QB, but before you simply bash the thought of Glennon, letís look at some things from a clear, unbiased perspective.
Glennon has prototypical size and arm talent for the Meadowlands. I donít know about you, but Iím tired of QBís who donít measure up physically. Pennington, Clemens, and even Sanchez didnít have the ideal arm talent/strength necessary to succeed. The last Jets QB who could make all the throws (including the deep out) was Vinnie.
The Giants have their own version of Vinnie in Eli Manning.
The big power thrower forces teams to cover the entire field. When you have an average/weak armed QB, CBís sit on routes and thatís when you get pick 6ísÖ
Also donít think for a 2nd that Flacco +Eliís playoff successes are not weighing on teams. Glennon is the closest thing in this draft to those guys.
Glennon shows maturity off the field. He completed his 4 year degree in Finance and also went to school every summer so he could graduate with a Masters. Dumb guys donít this. Lazy guys donít do this. Driven guys do this.
Listen to his interviews. The kid has a good head on his shoulders and says heís driven to succeed in the NFL. When Iíve heard Sanchez say this in the past, it always sounded scriptedÖ I never believed it. I believe this kid. I also consider it a bonus that heís not some playboy looking dude who is always on the prowl for the next hot girl to date. Heís like Manning and it more concerned with football than photo shoots.
He played in a West Coast Offense in college which means the terminology + understanding of the system place him ahead of most of the other QBís in this draft. Thereís no projecting, ďHow does this guy fit a WCO?ĒÖ
We know he can do it.
Also our new OC believes in setting up a good short passing game then taking chances down field (vertical passing game - huge chunks on big plays). No other QB in this draft is a better fit for this style of offense.
Russell Wilson, was no better statistically (including completion %, which people like to harp on Glennon about) in this same offense in college and looks tremendous as a pro.
Hereís a nice write up of Glennon, watch the videoís tooÖ
This kid is pretty much a perfect fit to what the Jets want to do. The Eagles had the same OC and who was the last QB they drafted? Foles.
Think about itÖ this makes a ton of sense on all levels.