The Jacksonville Jaguars have been consistently bad for quite some time now. It’s preseason, so the weight of what you see shouldn’t be taken too seriously, but the Jaguars missed some easy plays on Thursday.
First, they were set up nicely at the Tampa Bay 23-yard line with a 31-yard punt return by Keelan Cole.
From there, Chad Henne threw a pair of dimes that were dropped by the receivers.
The drive was finished with a shanked field goal by Jason Myers.
All of this came after Blake Bortles exited the game after an 8-for-13 performance with 65 yards.
Even when Jacksonville shows some type of decent play at quarterback, the receivers aren’t able to handle the ball. They’re looking like it’s Week 8 already.
Sure, it’s only two preseason games, and sure, Glennon has been with the ones, while rookie Mitchell Trubisky has been mostly with the threes, but has Glennon done anything to stand out during his time?
Has Glennon even done anything to separate himself from Trubisky in training camp?
I could see if Glennon was lighting it up in practice, or playing smart mistake free football during preseason, but that’s not happening. He’s had some bad throws. He’s missed some wide open receivers. His ball placement isn’t that hot. He looks very mechanical back there, and part of that is just because he’s not that great an athlete, but there are plenty of poor athletes that have had success at quarterback.
If I’m in a rebuild, like the Bears are, and there isn’t a drastic gap in play between Glennon and Trubisky, then you play the rookie.
Glennon may have committed more of the playbook to memory, but if he can’t execute the playbook, does it matter?