- Xs and Argos Staff
Toronto Re-Signs Glenn and an Intriguing QB
The Toronto Argonauts have re-signed American DB Cam Glenn and signed American QB Austin Simmons.
Glenn joined the Argos late in the 2019 campaign, playing in the second last game of that forgettable season as a backup weakside linebacker and contributing on special teams. He was brought back for 2021, but spent the entire year on the team’s suspended list.
Glenn’s CFL experience is extremely limited despite having been in the league since 2019, but his film shows the potential for him to be a starting defensive back. At 6’1, 205lbs, he’s got the body type to play just about anywhere in the secondary, but he’s best suited to a role on the inside. At Wake Forest, he was used primarily as a box safety, and that position seems to best suit his attributes. Glenn has the skill to earn a starting spot at halfback or safety, but look for him to challenge for the SAM backer position.
Austin Simmons was among the more intriguing quarterbacks to sniff the CFL in 2021. He originally signed with Hamilton in December of 2020, and spent time with the club before moving on to Montreal.
Simmons took the helm for the South Dakota Coyotes following the departure of Chris Streveler. There are certainly similarities between the two 6’1”, 215lb quarterbacks, and of course they came from the same system, but they’re not clones. Streveler is a slightly better runner, and probably more physical overall, but Simmons has the touch on his passes that Streveler has never quite found. The ball doesn’t fly out of Simmons’ hand the way one might hope given the larger playing surface, but he seems to process quickly and his Coyote teammates speak very highly of him as a captain and team leader.
Simmons must still be regarded as a long shot to make the Argos roster, but it will be interesting to see him in training camp.