CLEVELAND – After one of the most tumultuous weeks in franchise history, could the Cleveland Browns be in the market for a new quarterback in Mike Glennon?
Cleveland, which saw its rookie quarterback, Johnny Manziel check himself into rehab on Monday, their talented—yet troubled—Pro Bowl wide receiver Josh Gordon be suspended a minimum of one year by the NFL for substance abuse Tuesday and their general manager Ray Farmer be the subject of an NFL investigation for sending texts to the sidelines during games Wednesday, have helped make this Browns off-season less than memorable.
That, on top of free agents in quarterback Brian Hoyer and Pro Bowl tight end Jordan Cameron likely to bolt, the uncertainty of the readiness of Manziel and the possible loss of a first-round pick due to Farmer’s alleged texting, have put the Browns in a tight spot.
According to JoeBucsFan.com and FanSided.com, the Browns may be looking to acquire Glennon per ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, if they are unable to re-sign Hoyer, or feel Manziel isn’t ready to take over under center.
The 6’6 220-pound Glennon could come as high as a first-round pick or as low as a third or fourth round pick, provided the Browns and Buccaneers work out a draft-day deal, which might include the Browns second first-round pick acquired from the Buffalo Bills in the 2014 NFL Draft, which Buffalo would use to select wide receiver Sammy Watkins.
With the type of frame needed to compete in the physical AFC North, the 25-year-old Glennon has decent mobility as well as a quality arm, as he completed 57.9 percent of his passes for 1,417 yards, ten touchdowns and six interceptions in six games.
With Tampa Bay likely to selected either Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota, Glennon is the odd man out. With the Browns in need of an experienced signal-caller to push Manziel in training camp, Glennon could be just the guy for the Browns.