Mike Glennon is a National Football League (NFL) quarterback who currently plays for the Arizona Cardinals. Arguably, he can be called a veteran in the league having been drafted in 2013. However, you cannot take away the fact that he is one of the most experienced professionals in the NFL today. Get to know more about him here including his wife, salary, height, weight and elder brother who was equally a quarterback.
Mike Glennon’s Bio, Age
Michael Joseph Glennon was born on the 12th of December 1989 in Conroe, Montgomery County, Texas. He, however, had his high school education at Westfield High School, Fairfax County, Virginia where he was a multi-sport athlete lettering in football and basketball. He was outstanding as a highschooler, leading his team to emerge champions of the Virginia Division 6 AAA State championship in his senior year.
In that year, he completed 171 of 265 passes for 2,557 yards and 32 touchdowns as the school went through the entire season undefeated. In recognition of his outstanding individual achievements, Glennon was named the Virginia Player of the Year by Associated Press. He was also given the 2007 Gatorade Virginia player of the year award and was ranked as the third-best quarterback in the entire country by Rivals.com and ESPN.com.
For his college education, Mike Glennon attended the North Carolina State University where he spent a total of five years from 2008 to 2012. He was redshirted in his first year and spent the next two years mostly as a backup to the first string quarterback Russell Wilson. Glennon, however, got his chance to shine in his fourth year (2011) and he did not disappoint. In 13 games, all of which he started, he completed 283 of 453 pass attempts for 3,054 yards and 31 touchdowns. This touchdown record was the second highest in school history.
The quarterback did even better in his final year of college football, completing 330 of 564 passes for 4, 031 yards and 31 touchdowns. He became just the second player ever in the history of the school to reach 4,000+ yards in a single season and the third quarterback ever in the school’s history to complete 300+ passes in a season. On the academic side, Mike Glennon ensured that his five years in college was not a waste. He not only obtained a bachelor’s degree in Business Management but also a master’s degree in Liberal Studies.
Mike Glennon took part in the 2013 NFL Draft and was picked by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round. He was the 73rd overall pick of that year’s draft and the Buccaneers signed him to a four-year contract worth $3,104,063. Glennon arrived in the NFL with a bang, completing 247 of 416 attempts (59.4%) for 2,608 yards, 19 touchdowns and nine interceptions in his first season.
He set a record as the first rookie in NFL history to throw for at least one touchdown in each of his first eight career starts and was subsequently named to the All-Rookie team by PFWA, ProFootballFocus.com, and ESPN.com. In his second season, Glennon did not see much game time but still managed to complete 117 of 203 attempts (57.6%) for 1,417 yards, 10 touchdowns, and six interceptions. After two more years with the Buccaneers, Mike Glennon joined the Chicago Bears as a free agent in 2017.
He spent just one season with the Bears, mostly as backup to rookie quarterback Mitchell Tribusky, before moving to the Arizona Cardinals in March 2018. In his six-year career so far, Mike Glennon has completed 467 of 770 pass attempts for 4933 yards, 34 touchdowns, and 20 interceptions. He also has seven career fumbles.
Mike Glennon is on a 2-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals worth $8,000,000. The sum includes $4,000,000 in signing bonuses and $4,000,000 guaranteed. His salary for 2018 is $1,000,000 plus a signing bonus of $4,000,000 making it a total of $5,000,000. And even though his one season with the Chicago Bears was mostly spent as a backup, it was still profitable as he earned a hefty sum of $18.5 million.
Mike Glennon is married to his college sweetheart, Jessica Wetherill Glennon. She is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina and they started dating when they were both students at North Carolina State University. The lovely couple tied the knot on the 20th of June 2015. They have a child together, a son named Brady who was born on the 3rd of August 2016. Jessica is one proud wife and mama as she regularly posts pictures of her ‘men’ on social media.
Family and Brother
Mike Glennon comes from a family of five which includes his father, John Glennon, and his mom Nancy. He also has an elder brother named Sean and an elder sister named Katie. Sean was also a professional football quarterback and as a high school senior, he led Westfield High School to the AAA Division 6 state title. He played college football at Virginia Tech between 2004 and 2008 and took part in the 2009 NFL Draft. However, he was not drafted and the Minnesota Vikings briefly signed him as an undrafted agent. At present, Sean no longer plays football at a professional level but he is a big fan of his younger brother.
Body Stats – Height, Weight
Mike Glennon is somewhat of a giant. He is 6 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 225 lb or 102 kg. He has an arm length of 331⁄8 inches and a hand size of 95⁄8 inches. His height and arm length have definitely played a great role in making him into the accurate passes that he is today.