Mike Glennon 2013 Statistics Roundup: What Do the Numbers Say About the Buccaneers Rookie Quarterback?

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Dec 8, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson (83) is congratulated by quarterback Mike Glennon (8) after a touchdown during the first half against the Buffalo Bills at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Entry-Level Stats

The most obvious statistics about Glennon are the ones you already know by heart. Glennon finished the season with 19 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 13 games, one of the better TD/INT ratios for a rookie QB in NFL history.

Combine those numbers with a completion percentage just shy of 60 percent and just over 2600 yards, and you have a very solid rookie season numbers-wise. In fact, it’s the sixth-best season in Buccaneers’ history in terms of passer rating from a QB who started at least 10 games.

Glennon’s 83.9 passer rating is also 11th best all-time at the quarterback position for a rookie for QBs who threw 200 or more passes, ranking ahead of notable names like Jim Kelly, Joe Flacco and Warren Moon. His QB rating is the fifth-highest for a quarterback not selected in the first round of the NFL draft.

But, among the top 12 rookie quarterbacks who threw the ball 200 or more times, Glennon has the worst winning percentage with his 4-9 record as a starter. Football is a team game, and I am a firm believer that wins and losses are not a QB statistic, so take this statistic for what it’s worth.

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