Eskimos have spoken with former Riders QB Kevin Glenn

Edmonton general manager Brock Sunderland has been in touch with quarterback Kevin Glenn about possibly joining the Eskimos, according to CKRM’s Rod Pedersen.

One day after trading for Zach Collaros, Saskatchewan released Glenn. The Eskimos traded James Franklin to Toronto and could use an experienced backup behind 2017 CFL MOP Mike Reilly.

The 38-year-old started 17 games for the Riders last season, throwing for 4,038 yards, 25 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. 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). Over his career, Glenn has totalled 52,867 passing yards, 294 touchdowns and 207 interceptions with a 63.2 completion percentage.

The veteran pivot should have options around the league with teams needing experience at quarterback.

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25 Comments on Eskimos have spoken with former Riders QB Kevin Glenn

  1. Provemewrong // January 11, 2018 at 1:25 pm //

    OH GOD NO!!!

  2. If they give him a one day contract he can fulfill his goal of being on every team in the CFL & finally retire. He definitely won’t win a Grey Cup.

  3. Scottsask // January 11, 2018 at 1:33 pm //

    Good luck to Kevin! Do it Mr Sunderland! Complete the cycle!

  4. Kevin Glenn is an ideal back up to Mike Reilly but that comes with the reality that he won’t see much action unless it’s a serious injury.

  5. But I also think Montreal should be looking at Glenn again.

  6. Kevin Glenn was brought to Calgary to backup Drew Tate in 2012 – Tate went down with injury and Kevin was the starter. 2013 same thing as Tate got injured again on game 2.
    2014 Kevin Glenn went to BC to back up Lulay – Lulay injured early and season and Glenn was the starter.
    2015 Kevin Glenn went to Sask to back up Durant – Durant injured early and Glenn was the starter.
    If Kevin signs with the Inuit what are the odds Reilly goes down early in the season?

    • Stumps choke // January 11, 2018 at 2:05 pm //

      Excellent hyperbole … not sure EE fans like it though

      • Reilly will go down this year, he is way overdue with his style of play. He is a “tough guy” but not a bright guy.

    • Correct me if I am wrong but was Travis not injured the year before and we got Glenn during the off season because Travis was not going to be ready by all indications. As it turned out, that was the case so Glenn started did he not?

  7. As an a Eskies fan I would be so disgusted with the Esks if they signed that old washed up QB as he is not mobile ,please just retire as I wouldn’t want to miss the season due to this unnecessary signing as we have way better options

  8. Kevin Glenn is going to the HOF.
    He will be an asset to whoever signs him

  9. ivan Diablo // January 11, 2018 at 2:41 pm //

    i think it would be a good fit

  10. I hope Sunderland is also considering Ricky Ray and Dan LeFevour in the backup QB equation for 2018. LeFevour would be my #1 choice, then Ray in a dual backup QB/QB coach role. Glenn would be an adequate choice as well but neither he or Ray would be a long term fit.

  11. we want Glenn back in the hammer.Johny football will enjoy Montreal…

  12. Interesting Bernie I wasn’t aware Ray and Lefevour but I assume you have some great Eskimo insight huh?

  13. Come back to Hamilton Kevin.

  14. They will sign him To a 1 day contract so he can say he was on every team. The he will retire.

  15. brian johnson // January 11, 2018 at 10:01 pm //

    Please please don’t sign him even for a tryout

  16. Edward Leslie // January 15, 2018 at 6:09 am //

    Brian Johnson and Dion: I don’t understand the hate for Kevin Glenn. He’s done everything except win the Grey Cup. Over 50,000 yards passing puts him ahead of many legends. And how does over 4,000 yards passing in 2017 make him “washed up”?
    He’s the best insurance policy in the CFL. He would make a great understudy for Mike Reilly. The only reason it might not is if another team, like Montreal makes him an offer. He obviously would have a better chance to be a starter with the Alouettes.

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