I watched Kevin Glenn attend his first CFL practice with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2001. I’m hoping I’ll be around long enough to see his last game, but at this pace, that’s becoming less certain.
Glenn signed a one-year contract with the Edmonton Eskimos, becoming the first CFLer to be the property of all nine franchises. He turns 39 this season and will likely be deployed as a proven, popular, backup quarterback for Mike Reilly.
KG is one of my favourites, partly because it’s been fun watching him develop from a young, frisky kid into a bona fide professional year by year, team by team. Only two things are left to complete Glenn’s career: winning a Grey Cup and being inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
Neither of those goals is guaranteed. Who’s to say right now how the Eskimos will fare? And although many people think Glenn is a certified Hall of Famer, that debate starts three years after he retires. I’m on the Hall of Fame Selection Committee. Maybe I’ll retire from that committee before Glenn retires.