Former Bears QB Mike Glennon signs with Jaguars as backup

The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to terms with former Bears quarterback Mike Glennon, giving them a veteran backup behind Gardner Minshew.

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Former Bears quarterback Mike Glennon has signed with the Jaguars.

Former Bears quarterback Mike Glennon has signed with the Jaguars.

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to terms with former Bears quarterback Mike Glennon, giving them a veteran backup behind Gardner Minshew.

Jacksonville also has fourth-year pro Joshua Dobbs and rookie Jake Luton on its roster. Dobbs has never started an NFL game.

The 6-foot-7 Glennon has played for Oakland (2019), Arizona (2018) and the Bears (2017) after beginning his career in Tampa Bay (2013-16). The Buccaneers drafted him in the third round in 2013. He made $18.5 million during his one season with the Bears.

The 30-year-old Glennon has completed 61% of his passes for 5,163 yards, with 36 touchdowns and 20 interceptions, in 29 games over seven NFL seasons.

Jaguars coach Doug Marrone has repeatedly expressed his desire to add an experienced quarterback since the team traded Nick Foles to Chicago. Former Cincinnati starter Andy Dalton was a target, but he signed with Dallas last week.

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