Glenn has eye on draft

KIRK PENTON -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 7:44 AM ET

Kerry Joseph believes he'll end up on a CFL team that doesn't have an entrenched No. 1 quarterback.

Therefore, the former Ottawa Renegades pivot figures either the Saskatchewan Roughriders or Winnipeg Blue Bombers will select him in today's dispersal draft.

Kevin Glenn, who is currently Winnipeg's starting pivot, had something to say about that yesterday when reached in his hometown of Detroit.

Glenn said he has spoken to Bombers head coach Doug Berry and quarterbacks boss Mike Working, and they both told him he's No. 1 on the depth chart.

"My understanding is that I'm the guy and we're going to go from there," Glenn said while watching his little sister's softball game. "You gotta take their word for it in this business."

Glenn, however, didn't totally dismiss the chance that Winnipeg might choose Joseph with the second overall pick in this afternoon's draft. He noted how Bomber GM Brendan Taman could pick Joseph and then use him as leverage in trade talks with Saskatchewan, which needs a new quarterback the most.

"It could be trade bait," said Glenn. "I just don't want me to be the trade bait."

Joseph played in all 18 games last season and completed 62.8% of his passes for 25 touchdowns, 23 interceptions and a quarterback rating of 86.7.

Glenn finished only 14 contests last year and was good on 57.3% of his attempts for 27 touchdowns, 17 picks and a rating of 91.5.

Joseph, at 32, is six years older than Glenn, but he has a much easier time escaping the pass rush. Joseph actually rushed for 1,006 yards last season.

Glenn, on the other hand, would much rather pass than run, and it's believed Berry's offensive system this year will include a lot more pass than run.

Not only that, but Glenn and the Bombers are about to put their stamps on a contract extension, which will give Glenn a starting quarterback's salary for the first time in his career.

In addition, Joseph reportedly comes with a hefty contract that would pay him $350,000 this season.

"Some sources in Winnipeg said, 'Why would we draft a quarterback when we have one that we think is better than the one we're trying to draft?' " said Glenn.

"You never know what the truth is."


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