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Mike Glennon | Quarterback | #8

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 229
College: North Carolina State
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 3 (73) / TB
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Bears benched Mike Glennon.
In a move which perhaps should have happened sooner, Mitchell Trubisky will take over as the starter. Barring an injury or catastrophe, the rookie should be expected to keep the job all season. Glennon completed 93-of-140 passes for 833 yards, four touchdowns, five interceptions, and three lost fumbles in four games. Oct 2 - 10:48 AM

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Speaking after Thursday's loss, Bears coach John Fox left the door open to a quarterback change.

"We need to make a lot of changes," Fox said. "We will evaluate everything." Fox is "evaluating everything" a few games too late. The Bears should have already made the switch from Mike Glennon to No. 2 overall pick Mitch Trubisky. Glennon has shown exactly nothing, committing eight turnovers in four starts. The Bears' offense has been completely unwatchable, even as the team beat Pittsburgh and almost upset Atlanta. The Bears invested a ton of draft capital in 23-year-old Trubisky. It's time to see what he's got.
Sep 29 - 12:49 AM

Mike Glennon completed 21-of-33 passes for 216 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the Bears' 35-14, Week 4 loss to the Packers, also losing two fumbles.

Glennon was inexcusably bad, air mailing both his picks and holding the ball far too long on his first lost fumble, a miscue that set the Packers up at the Bears' three-yard line eight seconds after taking a 7-0 lead at the 9:49 mark of the first quarter. The game was then essentially over. Glennon's second lost fumble was a premature snap that rocketed off his midsection. CBS analyst Tony Romo seemed to believe it was Glennon's fault. With nothing resembling an internal clock, Glennon has now committed eight turnovers in four games as Bears starter. It's true that he's received almost no help from his pass catchers, but it's painfully obvious Glennon isn't the answer under center. It's time for the Bears to take a look at No. 2 overall pick Mitch Trubisky. The team has 10 days to get ready for next week's home game against the Vikings.
Sep 29 - 12:23 AM

Mike Glennon completed 15-of-22 passes for 101 yards with one touchdown and one interception and rushed three times for a gain of four yards Sunday in the Bears’ Week 3 win over the Steelers.

He was sacked twice for a loss of 17 yards. The Bears did their best to hide Glennon, rarely asking him to throw on a day where Chicago rushed for 220 yards on 38 carries. When Glennon did throw it, it was usually a quick hit to one of the Bears’ running backs or tight ends. His longest completion went for all of 17 yards. Glennon’s lone touchdown came on a play-action pass to a wide-open Adam Shaheen late in the first half. He was later intercepted by J.J. Wilcox on a pass intended for tight end Zach Miller. Glennon did just enough to keep his job for another week, though Mitchell Trubisky will be waiting at the ready if he slips up Thursday against the Packers.
Sep 24 - 5:44 PM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Bears have yet to have any discussions about replacing Mike Glennon with first-round rookie Mitchell Trubisky.

The Bears have consistently said they plan to start Glennon all season, so it is not a surprise they remain committed even after a dreadful start Week 2 against the Bucs. That said, the leash has to be shorter now than it was before last week's game, and rumblings for Trubisky will only grow louder if Glennon struggles again this week. The safe money is on the rookie making starts this year.
Sep 24 - 10:26 AM

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.
Source: ESPN
Sep 18 - 9:24 AM

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Mitchell Trubisky
2Mike Glennon
3Mark Sanchez
RB1Jordan Howard
2Tarik Cohen
3Benny Cunningham
4Taquan Mizzell
GLB1Jordan Howard
2Tarik Cohen
3RB1Tarik Cohen
2Benny Cunningham
FB1Mike Burton
WR11Kendall Wright
2Dontrelle Inman
3Tre McBride
WR21Josh Bellamy
2Tanner Gentry
WR31Markus Wheaton
TE1Dion Sims
2Adam Shaheen
3Daniel Brown
4Ben Braunecker
LT1Charles Leno
2Bradley Sowell
LG1Kyle Long
C1Cody Whitehair
2Hroniss Grasu
RG1Josh Sitton
RT1Bobby Massie
2Tom Compton
K1Connor Barth
2Cairo Santos