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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
Contract: view contract details

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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. Mar 28 - 8:21 AM
Source: ESPN

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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

Mike Glennon's three-year, $45 million deal with the Bears includes $18.5 million guaranteed, but $16 million of those guarantees are in year one.

And the Bears obviously aren't going to cut Glennon in year one. After 2017, Glennon's only guaranteed money is a $2.5 million roster bonus due in the 2018 offseason. And because Glennon got a small signing bonus ($3 million), the Bears could cut him relatively pain free after one year. Paying Glennon $16 million for a year still isn't easy to stomach, but this is by no means a multi-year commitment. It's also a reflection that Glennon isn't particularly highly thought of around the league. The Bears will continue to look hard at QBs in April's draft.
Mar 10 - 11:27 AM

Bears agreed to terms with Mike Glennon, formerly of the Bucs, on a three-year, $45-million contract.

The deal has yet to be signed, but it is just a formality at this point. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the deal includes $19 million guaranteed, which is a surprising number for a guy the Bears are paying as a low-end starter. It is likely most of that guaranteed money comes in the first year of the contract. Despite signing Glennon, the Bears are still expected to look for a quarterback in the draft.
Mar 9 - 11:27 AM

MMQB's Albert Breer reports the Jets and Bills were only willing to offer free agent Mike Glennon $8-10 million per year, and dropped out when the Bears bid upwards of $15 million annually on Glennon.

We don't even have the official numbers yet, but all reports on Glennon's anticipated signing in Chicago suggest he will indeed land $14-15 million per year. The Jets and Bills "kicked the tires" on Glennon at one point, but the Bears clearly had the highest opinion and valuation of him. We will do an individual post on the details of Glennon's contract whenever they are leaked.
Mar 9 - 11:00 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Mike Glennon's impending contract with the Bears is expected to be for three years at an average of $14.5 million per season.

The money is eye-popping to some for a quarterback who has thrown 11 regular-season passes since 2014, but the contract would make Glennon the lowest-paid starter among quarterbacks no longer on their rookie contracts. Rapoport adds the deal will not stop the Bears from drafting a quarterback. Ultimately, signing Glennon is a relatively low-cost swing at a signal caller with some upside which will not cripple the organization financially moving forward.
Mar 9 - 7:24 AM

Appearing on NFL Network's Good Morning Football, Ian Rapoport said the Bears' deal for free agent Mike Glennon is "all but done."

Rapoport added that he wouldn't be surprised if the deal is finalized later today. The 49ers, Bills and Jets dropped out of the Glennon sweepstakes on Tuesday, essentially leaving the Bears to bid against themselves. Per Rapsheet, Glennon is expected to sign a three-year deal worth $15 million annually. That may seem excessive given Glennon's relative inexperience, but $15 million is about the going rate for a low-end NFL starting quarterback. With Glennon reportedly on board, the Bears' next move will be cutting ties with Jay Cutler.
Mar 8 - 10:53 AM

CSN Chicago reports the 49ers, Jets, and Bills have all dropped out of the bidding for free agent Mike Glennon.

We're not convinced the Bills were ever involved, while multiple reports elsewhere suggest the Jets were severely outbid by the Bears. Bay Area reports state the 49ers have "no interest" in Glennon at all. With only the Bears left to bid, it's possible Glennon's price tag drops below his expected $14-15 million annually. All signs continue to point toward Glennon landing in Chicago.
Source: CSN Chicago
Mar 7 - 2:51 PM

NFL Network's Mike Silver believes the Bears will land free agent Mike Glennon, and that neither the Jets nor 49ers have legitimate interest.

It suggests the Bears are bidding against themselves to land Glennon at $15 million per year. The NY Daily News has also reported the Jets do not have serious interest in Glennon, and CSN Bay Area reported the 49ers have "no interest" at all. Glennon figures to be one of the first free agents to sign on the dotted line Thursday. Chicago is also targeting free agent CB Steph Gilmore.
Mar 7 - 2:27 PM

CSN Bay Area reports the 49ers have "no interest" in free agent Mike Glennon.

The 49ers had been loosely connected to the market's top quarterback, but in the midst of a top-to-bottom rebuild, apparently don't want to commit big money to such an unproven commodity. If the rumors are to be believed, the Bears are the hottest to trot after Jameis Winston's backup.
Mar 7 - 1:52 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Chicago is free agent Mike Glennon's preferred destination.

They also appear to be the only team willing to pay him upwards of $14 million a year, which likely has nothing to do with his preference [/sarcasm]. Rapoport reports Chicago will make a "major push" to sign Glennon once the legal tampering window opens on Tuesday afternoon. At this point, it will be a surprise if he does not end up in Chicago.
Mar 7 - 8:58 AM

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports the Jets do not believe free agent Mike Glennon is worth $14 million per year.

Reports suggest that is what the Bears are willing to pay, meaning the Jets will likely be out of the running. Glennon did have his moments as a young starter in a bad situation with the Bucs, but he has thrown 11 regular-season passes since 2014. Signing him to a big-money deal would certainly be a risk.
Mar 7 - 8:37 AM

ESPN's Jenna Laine reports "there's interest" in free agent Mike Glennon from the 49ers.

This is the first time we've seen Glennon linked to the Niners. He's mostly been connected to the Bears and Jets over the past week to 10 days. If signed as a starter, which we fully expect, Glennon is looking to command $13-15 million per year, which sounds high but would put him in the bottom 10-12 among starting quarterbacks. Glennon isn't much more than a game manager.
Mar 6 - 10:14 AM

According to Yahoo's Charles Robinson, "multiple NFL sources" anticipate free agent Mike Glennon landing a deal worth $14-15 million per year.

It's only $3-4 million short of last year's Brock Osweiler benchmark. (Osweiler landed $18 million annually from the Texans.) Glennon showed plus decision-making skills as an 18-game starter his first two years in the league, but he is timid in the pocket and a poor downfield passer, offering what amounts to a game-manager skill set. He may end up as 2017's most overpaid free agent.
Mar 5 - 10:22 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline reports the Jets plan to make a "big push" for free agent Mike Glennon when the new league year begins on Thursday.

However, Pauline reports the "vast majority" of league personnel currently in Indianapolis for the Scouting Combine believe Glennon will end up signing with the Bears. The Jets and Bears are the only two teams known to have Glennon on their radars. 27-year-old Glennon has spent the last two years backing up Jameis Winston after losing his starting job to Josh McCown in 2014.
Mar 4 - 3:14 PM

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