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Report: Steelers interested in free agent QB Mike Glennon as potential backup

The Pittsburgh Steelers are putting feelers out for a potential backup QB for the 2017 season.

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The name Mike Glennon still sends chills down my spine.

It is hard for me to think about that man without immediately reverting back to him leading the woeful Tampa Bay Buccaneers past the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field in 2014. In case you forgot, it was Glennon who willed the Bucs to victory, and that loss nearly spelled doom for the Steelers’ playoffs hopes.

But I digress, and fast forward to present day where Jason Cole of Bleacher Report posted on his verified Twitter account the Steelers had inquired about Glennon as a potential backup quarterback in 2017.

Glennon will likely draw a high price tag on the free agent market, and it is highly doubtful the Steelers are in on that sweepstakes, but it is worth noting they are making a call about the signal caller.

With Landry Jones also set to hit free agency on March 9th, the Steelers seem to be preparing for life without Landry, or are at least looking for a backup plan. If the Steelers let Jones test free agency, they will be left with Ben Roethlisberger, assuming he returns in 2017, and Zach Mettenberger.

Glennon would certainly be a nice addition to the team’s stable of quarterbacks, but the reality of the situation is he will likely get paid more money for a team who wants a starting quarterback, and not a team like Pittsburgh who is merely looking for a backup.