Bombers, Eskimos to be in the mix to sign QB Kevin Glenn

Winnipeg and Edmonton are expected to be in the mix to sign recently released former Riders quarterback Kevin Glenn, according to Jeff Hamilton of the Winnipeg Free Press.

The 38-year-old was let go after the team traded for Zach Collaros Wednesday. He started 17 games for the Riders last season, throwing for 4,038 yards, 25 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. But he was benched several times late in the season in favour of Canadian youngster Brandon Bridge, who re-signed with the club in December, including in the Riders East Final loss to Toronto, Glenn went 6-of-13 for 87 yards and was picked off three times.

Glenn has played 17 CFL seasons making 208 career starts. He has been a member of eight of the nine CFL teams (only Edmonton is left) suiting up for six of them. Over his career, Glenn has totalled 52,867 passing yards, 294 touchdowns and 207 interceptions with a 63.2 completion percentage.

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24 Comments on Bombers, Eskimos to be in the mix to sign QB Kevin Glenn

  1. Ridersnhabs // January 4, 2018 at 10:44 am //

    Good luck to Glenn wherever he lands .
    Wow esk and bomber fans are going to have to eat plenty of crow if he signs it’s either team . All I heard all last year from both fan bases was how lousy he was etc .

    • Glenn is a fine backup. It’s when you count on him to be your #1, like the Riders did last year…. that’s a problem.

    • Why would they eat crow? He’s not going there as the starter like Saskatchewan. His time as a starter is over but he is more than capable as a backup for relief or emergency appearances. Hence no crow to be eaten.

      • 3rd and 1 // January 4, 2018 at 3:52 pm //

        Chris the EE fan base that post on Regina’s Rod Peterson’s site stated more times than not that the EE would have no interest in Kevin Glen because he’s not worthy. So I’m with the comments above. Time for some of the EE fans who feel they know what’s best.

        • Have to take your word on that 3RD. Personally I can’t stand Rod so I never visit his site to see what he says let alone the comments from the peanut gallery (not a dig at Rider fans but online commentators in general)

    • Blue Rules // January 4, 2018 at 11:19 am //

      KG was a backup when he went to Regina!!! Riders had two backups and a third stringer, Winnipeg & Edmonton both know that, KG is very experienced and can go in any time he is required, he will give any team a chance to win.

  2. DirtyBird // January 4, 2018 at 10:48 am //

    Every Rider QB will be called a loser by Bomber fans regardless of how good they are or are not. I’m pretty sure it’s a clause in buying tickets.

  3. joe thibodeau // January 4, 2018 at 10:52 am //

    The man wants a ring he should sign with Edmonton they will be on a mission with the game in there stadium IMHOP note I am a bombers fan

  4. Anthony Kaduck // January 4, 2018 at 10:56 am //

    It has to be the Esks. Kevin has been on the roster if every other CFL team. He joked in the past that when he retired he would sign a one-day contract with the Eskimos to complete the set. They stand a decent chance of getting to the GC so perhaps he can finally get that ring.

    • I was thinking that he should go to the EE too to complete his signing or rights being held by every team in the league.

  5. Scottsask // January 4, 2018 at 10:59 am //

    Dear Mr. Sunderland. Sign Kevin Glenn. I think a group of fans should wear all of the jerseys to a game like the travelling Jagr’s.1

  6. The Esks will have more cap space for Glenn as compared to Wpg I bet

  7. Looks like the QB dominos are falling fast since the Collaros trade. Riders get Collaros, Ticats sign Masoli, Argos sign Franklin and the EE and BBs wooing Glenn. Man I love the CFL! Good luck Kevin…wherever you land!

  8. Glenn is a great backup QB and mentor if needed to any team wanting a vet to be that guy. He could play probably another 5 years if he is willing and able to take on that position. Would also most likely be a very good coaching candidate when he hangs em up.

  9. Here’s a thought – Calgary should consider signing him. We don’t have a capable backup and if BLM’s recovery lasts into the season the Stamps are in deep trouble. If that doesn’t happen then Glenn needs to get on the Eskimos roster to complete the dream of being with every team in the league.

  10. As a Rider fan I hope he signs with Edmonton so he can complete his CFL team set!

  11. As an Eskimos fan i dont want this old washed up qb as we have 2 great young qbs in Zack Kline and Eli Jenkins

  12. Blue Rules // January 4, 2018 at 2:31 pm //

    As a Winnipeg Jet’s fan, I’m OK with KG returning to the Bombers!

  13. Sources Say // January 4, 2018 at 3:26 pm //

    Nice guy, but if he signs anything but a one day contract with the Esks it’s an insult to the entire CFL. He’s done and has been for quite a while.

  14. I’m sorry to see Kevin go – he’s always been a class act wherever he has played and always a “team first” individual. Unfortunately football is always about results and ultimately, a young man’s game. At 38 it became a numbers game and sadly, KG can’t finish his career where he started it. All the best Kevin!

  15. Kevin Glenn is a class A quarterback. Where ever he lands he will contribute 100 % , all the best Kevin. Hopefully sometime in the future he will decide to come back and be Sasks QB coach.

  16. NO NO NO NO! Eskimos fans DO NOT want Kevin Glenn anywhere near our team and will revolt leading to less, not more season tickets sales even with it being a Grey Cup year. The last time the Eskies did something like this with Kerry Joseph 3,000 + season ticket holders went away. This would be marketing suicide.

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