The New York Giants are in a real bad spot right now.
They are 4-8, jobs all throughout the organization are on the line, and Mike Glennon is set to be the starting quarterback Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers.
No offense to Glennon, but he doesn’t exactly inspire too much confidence.
Daniel Jones remains out and Glennon had to clear concussion protocol just to be named the starter late in the week.
The Giants announced that QB Mike Glennon has cleared the concussion protocol. He'll start at QB on Sunday. Jake Fromm will be his backup.
— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) December 10, 2021
Glennon got the start last week and the result was an ugly 20-9 loss against the Miami Dolphins.
A tougher opponent in the Chargers may spell doom for New York.
At least Jake Fromm isn’t starting, right?
I'm happy for Mike Glennon that his concussion is better but darn I was really looking forward to the Jake Fromm Loser League experience.
— Aaron Schatz 🏈 (@FO_ASchatz) December 10, 2021
No Hope For Sunday
The 2021 NFL season has been full of parity and that is a small glimmer of hope for Giants fans.
But the playoffs are approaching and while a team like the Chargers is starting to focus in on the playoffs, the Giants locker room may realize it’s a lost cause.
And it’s not like the team can just turn to Saquon Barkley to save the day.
He had 55 yards on 11 carries in the loss to Miami and has 315 yards in eight games this season.
Those are the numbers of a second or third-string running back, not a supposed elite player.
At this point Sunday’s game won’t mean much for the evaluation of Joe Judge or Dave Gettleman.
Ownership needs to see how the team does with Jones under center, as it is approaching the time to decide his future.
However, if the team quits with Glennon under center, or looks sloppy, that won’t be a good sign for Judge’s job security.
As for Gettleman, it’s tough to believe a decision hasn’t already been made.