Jaguars Bringing Back Mike Glennon In Another Attempt To Not Win

In a strange twist involving perhaps the NFL’s worst team, Mike Glennon will return as the Jacksonville Jaguars’ starting quarterback this week.


Well, the answer to that is actually, “why not?” After all, the Jaguars are merely experimenting as they play out the string and try to hold on to their status as Team Most Likely to Draft No. 1 Overall.

So perhaps Glennon gives them their best chance to lose. Not that the Jaguars need the help. They’re 1-13 entering Sunday’s game vs. thew Chicago Bears, with that lone win coming in Week One. So Glennon, regular starter Gardner Minshew or rookie Jake Lutton — it doesn’t really matter. All three are accomplished losers this season.

What the Jaguars really want is Trevor Lawrence at quarterback. Right now, he’s competing for a national championship at Clemson, one of four teams in the College Football Playoff. But by losing both games, the Jaguars will assure themselves of the right to draft Lawrence first overall.

For now, though, they’ll roll with Glennon, with the hope that next season will bring someone more established in the position.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side,

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