Obviously Hickey played a part, maybe a major role in selecting Glennon, but hopefully that subjective "pride of authorship" doesn't cloud his judgement by overpaying. Looking over various scouting reports, there's a lot to like about him (Mayock compared him to Josh Freeman, so there's that too) but the following from NFL (and confirmed elsewhere) is worrisome considering that we're fortunate our high potential young QB was never triaged on the sidelines:
His average foot quickness will cause him issues trying to avoid defenders in a collapsing pocket. Tends to retreat instead of stepping up to deliver in the face of pressure -- though his arm gives him a chance to get the ball out of bounds or find an open target while still backpedalling. And while he has the arm and tight spiral to threaten defenses with the deep ball, his inconsistent accuracy and reading of coverages keep him from being efficient in the vertical game.
Overall, like Foles, he shows enough potential to be at best competition that spurs Tannehill and at worst a developmental asset capable of stepping in if needed. I would not be averse to trading for him for reasonable consideration, like Moore and a 6th (although I suspect Matt's contract would be offputting to a team still having SB aspirations until their QB goes down), or Devlin and a 4th next year or 5th in this draft.
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