Philadelphia Eagles free agent watch: Quarterback Mike Glass III

Mike Glass III (Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
Mike Glass III (Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports /

For the Philadelphia Eagles, the big conversation is who will be the starting signal-caller for the 2021 NFL season. No matter who it is, whether it’s the sixth-year veteran Carson Wentz or Jalen Hurts, who is going into his sophomore year, the need to find a solid third option (and possibly a second) is a real concern.

Something all Philadelphia Eagles fans know is that having a great backup could come in handy at any moment of the season. Too many teams have found out, in the harshest of ways, you need to have as many good players at every position as possible, especially at the backup quarterback position.

While the Philadelphia Eagles are in a better position than a lot of other teams with Wentz and Hurts as the top options, once you get past them, it’s anyone’s guess about who the third option should be.

We at ITI have scoured the wire of free-agent quarterbacks that could fill this need and flourish if and when their number is called and came up with an under-the-radar gunslinger. He’s former Eastern Michigan University quarterback Mike Glass III. This is a six-foot, strong-armed natural leader and a Saint Louis native.

Glass has the tools and skillset to help the Philadelphia Eagles.

Built with a rocket for an arm, Glass finished his 2019 season throwing for over 4,100 yards and 33 touchdowns. He also led his team to a bowl game that year. A true leader of men, Glass has the type of Moxy and compassion that teams covet and look for in their signal-caller as well as the athletic make-up to give defenses headaches.

Here’s how he could help the Philadelphia Eagles’ locker room.

We at ITI spoke briefly with Eastern Michigan head coach Chris Creighton and asked him about his former pupil, and what he brings to a football team:

"He is a natural leader to make it simple and to the point. Mike Glass is a guy that, as his coach, I feel blessed and honored to (have) coached him. He is the kind of guy that you hope for in your starting quarterback, you know? He always put the team before his needs and was always there for the guys in the locker room."

Are you interested yet? On the subject of Glass’ skill set, Coach Creighton had this to say.

"He is a guy that has all the tools as a passer and the athletic ability to give defenses problems as well as the football IQ and know-how you hope for… He always had a great grasp of what was going on in front of him. Defenses struggled to confuse him and get him out of his rhythm, but week-after-week, he showed up doing a great job. Once he gets another opportunity to play in the NFL, he is going to be a great player and an even better teammate."

The Philadelphia Eagles need to have the right guy backing up the top signal-caller, a guy that can come in when his number is called and make plays and help this team. Mike Glass III is that prospect with a great combination of athletic ability and football smarts.

He also has a cannon for an arm. He’s able to make all the throws. Adding a guy like Glass would give the Philadelphia Eagles the back-up insurance they need and will help the coaching staff sleep better at night.