Kevin Glenn says he hasn’t been guaranteed anything, but his goal is to be the starting quarterback of the Saskatchewan Roughriders when they open the 2017 season.
The 37 year old Glenn spoke to reporters one day after being signed by the green-and-white for his third stint with the football team since becoming a CFL player in 2001.
“I’m not here to replace Darian (Durant),” Glenn said from his hometown of Detroit. “I’m here to be Kevin Glenn and help the team win games.
Head coach and general manager Chris Jones was also not willing to hand over the starting reins to Glenn saying he will have to earn it.
“We don’t have a No. 1 (quarterback) and we’re going to make it an open competition and whoever wins the job, wins the job,” Jones said from his home in Tennessee.
Jones added the experience and maturity Glenn brings to the table was key in him coming over as he knows the quarterback will serve as a mentor to the younger quarterbacks and be a locker-room leader no matter if he is the starter or the backup.
Jones also added more quarterbacks will be brought in before training camp.
Besides Glenn, quarterbacks under contract include Brandon Bridge, Jake Waters and G-J Kinne.
Mitchell Gale is a free agent next month if he does not come to terms with the club on a new contract.