New York Giants: Mike Glennon has surgery, Jake Fromm to start Week 18

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The New York Giants are coming off of a putrid loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 17. New York’s offense failed to score a touchdown in the 29-3 loss on the road. Quarterback Mike Glennon recorded a 0.0 QBR in the contest. In the tough loss, Glennon suffered a wrist injury that will force him to have surgery, ending his season. Jake Fromm is in line to start in Week 18. Brian Lewerke will be the backup.

The Giants will host the Washington Football Team on Sunday in the regular-season finalé. New York has already been eliminated from the playoffs. The final game will allow the team to get one last look at Jake Fromm, though.

Jake Fromm to start on Sunday

Jake Fromm is a young backup quarterback who started one game for the team this season. He was drafted in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. The Giants signed him off of their practice squad this season once Daniel Jones went down with a season-ending neck injury. Mike Glennon got the first start as the team’s fill-in quarterback but after a disappointing performance versus the Dolphins, Jake Fromm got the start in Week 16 versus the Eagles.

In that Week 16 matchup, Jake Fromm struggled tremendously. He completed 6 passes on 17 attempts for 25 yards and 1 interception before being benched in favor of Mike Glennon. After Glennon’s poor performance in Week 17, many called for Fromm to get the nod in the season’s final contest. But now that Glennon’s season has been cut short due to injury, Fromm will get the start regardless.

Mike Glennon finished the season with four starts, 90 completions on 167 attempts, 790 yards, and 4 touchdowns. Glennon was playing for the Giants on a one-year, $1.35M contract that he signed this past offseason. With new management expected to take over, it is unknown whether or not Glennon will be brought back for the 2022 season.

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