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Mike Glennon | Quarterback | #8

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 225
College: North Carolina State
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 3 (73) / TB
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Bears coach John Fox said he is sticking with Mike Glennon as his starting quarterback.
"I don't think anybody ... without even seeing the tape yet that you can pin that on the quarterback," Fox said following the team's 29-7 loss in Tampa Bay. "Everybody had their hand in that." It is true the Bears struggled across the board on Sunday, but Glennon's three first-half turnovers including a pick-six all but put the game on ice. It is just a matter of time until we see Mitchell Trubisky. Sep 18 - 9:24 AM
Source: ESPN

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Mike Glennon completed 31-of-45 passes for 301 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the Bears' 29-7, Week 2 loss to the Bucs.

Glennon's counting stats look fine, but this game was over well before halftime. The Bucs took a 26-0 lead into the break, thanks in no small part to three Glennon turnovers. He tossed a pair of awful interceptions, one of which was housed for a pick six, and lost a fumble. Both passes were flat bad decisions. Glennon got blown to smithereens on his fumble. Glennon's non-existent receiver corps committed a host of awful drops, but most came well after the game had been decided. The Mitch Trubisky countdown clock has been started in earnest. Glennon will be in danger of getting benched against the Steelers' tenacious defense in Week 3.
Sep 17 - 4:13 PM

Mike Glennon completed 26-of-40 passes for 213 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' Week 1 loss to the Falcons.

Glennon is little more than a high-end backup-caliber quarterback, but he deserved a better fate in this one. The Bears committed multiple red-zone/end-zone drops on their final possession with a real chance to pull the upset, only to lose 23-17. Their final play was a sack of Glennon; he wound up taking four of them today. Glennon will remain a low-end QB2 play in fantasy leagues ahead of a Week 2 date with the Buccaneers.
Sep 10 - 4:18 PM

Mike Glennon believes game preparation led to his improved performance during the third preseason game.

Teams traditionally do not prepare specifically for the first two preseason games, but they treat the third as something of a "dress rehearsal" for the regular season. "Something I like to hang my hat on is preparing during the week as much as I can," Glennon said. "Having the full week (for preparation) all the way through, that does fit my strengths." Coach John Fox did not say it explicitly, but he all but named Glennon the starter for Week 1 after the game.
Aug 28 - 9:00 AM

Mike Glennon completed 11-of-18 passes for 134 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Bears’ third preseason game.

He was sacked once for a loss of nine yards. Glennon was money on the Bears’ opening possession, going 7-of-9 for 84 yards and capping the drive with a one-yard touchdown strike to Dion Sims. He wasn’t as impressive the rest of the half and finished his outing on a sour note by underthrowing Deonte Thompson on a pass that would have set up a first-and-goal. Glennon probably did enough to hold off second overall pick Mitchell Trubisky for the starting job, but his fantasy value (not that he had much anyway) takes a major hit with Cameron Meredith out for the season.
Aug 27 - 4:28 PM

Mike Glennon completed 13-of-18 passes for 89 yards, a touchdown, and an interception in the Bears' second preseason game.

Glennon missed a few early throws, but he appeared to get things going on the third drive of the game. That series ended with a bad interception near the goal line in which Glennon stared down Kendall Wright, however, and he probably should have been picked again on the next drive. He saved his day somewhat by leading a short touchdown march to close out the half, hitting Wright on the same route which was picked earlier in the game. It was not an inspiring performance, especially considering how well the running game worked while Glennon was in there, but it was not bad enough for him to lose his job.
Aug 20 - 12:02 AM

According to the Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs, Mike Glennon remains the "strong favorite" to start the Bears' Week 1 opener against the Falcons.

However, Biggs admits he "wouldn't rule out the possibility" that Trubisky is the one under center. Glennon was brutal in the preseason opener, throwing a pick-six and completing 2-of-8 passes total. Trubisky then came on and lit it up against the Broncos' backups with one of the best showings of the first week of the preseason. If it happens again, the pressure will continue to mount.
Aug 16 - 9:49 AM

Mike Glennon completed 2-of-8 passes for 20 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception in the Bears' preseason opener against the Broncos.

Glennon's second pass of the game was an ill-advised throw while being hit resulting in a pick-six to CB Chris Harris. Glennon's 25 percent completion percentage could have been even worse if his receivers didn't make adjustments on some throws. The Bears offense looked poor as a whole.This certainly wasn't the start the Bears had hoped for from Glennon.
Aug 10 - 9:18 PM

Bears GM Ryan Pace confirmed Mike Glennon is the starting quarterback.

Mark Sanchez is No. 2. The Bears' plan is for Glennon to start all season, but that plan can easily go awry if Glennon stinks up the joint. Pace and coach John Fox may be fighting for their jobs, especially Fox, and could succumb to pressure to start first-round rookie Mitchell Trubisky at some point in order to have a built-in excuse. We fully expect Trubisky to make starts as a rookie in a rebuilding year.
Jul 26 - 1:13 PM

The Chicago Tribune's Rich Campbell writes the Bears plan for Mike Glennon to start all season.

Campbell adds there is no quarterback competition and "Glennon's grip on the job" is strong. That said, the Bears are not going to hold down second-overall pick Mitchell Trubisky if the rookie looks ready, and this would not be the first time a team intends to start a veteran all year only to bench him for a young quarterback midway through the season. Despite Chicago's intentions, the safe money is still on Trubisky seeing the field this year.
Jul 17 - 10:57 AM

Speaking Tuesday, Bears QB Mike Glennon said it's "his year," and that the Bears are "his team."

He's tilting. Glennon admitted "surprise" at the Bears' trade up for Mitchell Trubisky, but has evidently pumped himself back up. Glennon is the favorite to be under center in Week 1, but the odds are high that Trubisky will make 2017 starts. That's the reality for any first-round quarterback, let alone a top-two pick. Glennon will have to be sensational to keep the wolves at bay.
May 23 - 1:58 PM

The Chicago Tribune reports Mike Glennon felt "cheated on" following the Bears' trade up for Mitchell Trubisky.

It's a story as old as football, but that's not to belittle Glennon's reaction. Handed $18.5 million guaranteed after holding Jameis Winston's clipboard the past two seasons, Glennon had every reason to believe he was going to be the Bears' starter. He had zero inkling of what was coming in the draft. Glennon should still be under center in Week 1, but the clock has already been started. The Bears might end up with the quarterback result they need, but the process has not been sound.
May 1 - 1:12 PM

Bears GM Ryan Pace was adamant Mike Glennon will be Chicago's Week 1 starter despite Thursday night's trade up for Mitchell Trubisky.

"Mike's our starting quarterback," said Pace. "Mitch is here to develop." Whereas a team like the Texans calling Tom Savage their starter after trading up for Deshaun Watson is tough to believe, this one is easier to buy. The Bears are paying Glennon $16 million this year, and Trubisky started only 13 games in college. At least until the Bears' season goes south, Glennon's job should be safe. We'd still bet on Trubisky making 2017 starts, likely late in the year.
Apr 28 - 12:40 PM

Former Bucs GM and current ESPN NFL Insider Mark Dominik believes Mike Glennon can be "Joe Flacco-esque or better."

A quarterback can be better than elite? "I believe Glennon is one of those quarterbacks like a Joe Flacco," Dominik said. "There will be moments when he can play really well, and sometimes maybe it’s an 8-8 season." Dominik, who spent a third-round pick on Glennon in 2013, also praised the quarterback's leadership, work ethic, and arm strength. After signing him to low-end starter money, the Bears would be ecstatic if Glennon developed into a Flacco-caliber starter.
Source: ESPN
Mar 28 - 8:21 AM

Bears GM Ryan Pace confirmed Mike Glennon is "our starting quarterback."

Pace added he is "fired up" about the possibility. Okay, champ. Glennon's contract contains $16 million guaranteed year one, which is starting quarterback money. The deal is very team friendly from that point on, however, suggesting the Bears are not sold on Glennon as the long-term answer. It will not be surprising if they add another quarterback relatively early in the draft.
Mar 10 - 3:28 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Mike Glennon
2Mitchell Trubisky
3Mark Sanchez
RB1Jordan Howard
2Tarik Cohen
3Benny Cunningham
4Taquan Mizzell
GLB1Jordan Howard
2Tarik Cohen
3RB1Tarik Cohen
2Benny Cunningham
FB1Mike Burton
WR11Kendall Wright
2Markus Wheaton
WR21Deonte Thompson
2Josh Bellamy
3Tre McBride
WR31Markus Wheaton
TE1Dion Sims
2Zach Miller
3Adam Shaheen
4Daniel Brown
LT1Charles Leno
2Bradley Sowell
LG1Kyle Long
C1Cody Whitehair
2Hroniss Grasu
RG1Josh Sitton
2Tom Compton
RT1Bobby Massie
2Tom Compton
K1Connor Barth