The New England Patriots have come out and told the rest of the league what they want for backup Jimmy Garoppolo. They want a first round and a fourth-round pick and this can be considered steep. This for a guy who has played in just 12 games in three years with two starts (he won both of those starts). He only has 91 passing attempts in the league. That is it.
Then you have Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ backup quarterback Mike Glennon. Like Garoppolo, Glennon doesn’t have that much NFL starting experience but seems to attract attention from other teams. Over his three-year career, he has played in 21 games with 18 starts. He had successful statistical campaigns in 2013 and 2014 but has been on the bench ever since.
For Garoppolo, it’s hard to imagine anyone paying that price for an untested quarterback. He has only won two games in the NFL so how can anyone seriously give up that much for someone who hasn’t hardly played? He will never go for a first and a fourth rounder. The Bears might as well not even waste their time trying to get him to Chicago. The price is too steep and if it was negotiable, it can be assured that the Patriots would not take anything less than what would give them much more than what they deserve for Garoppolo. And the Bears could be tricked into paying a high price.
Glennon has more starts and more experience but hasn’t played much since Jamies Winston took over. He would most likely go for less than Garoppolo but do the Bears really want someone who has less experience than Brian Hoyer or Cutler? Glennon is still somewhat untested and untried. If Chicago was to bring him in, they might be bringing in someone on the same talent level as the guys they already have on the roster (the backups). Do they need another one of those guys?
In the end, Garoppolo is too inexperienced and commands too high of a price. The Bears shouldn’t even waste their time looking at him. Glennon is interesting but they have guys like him on their roster that already know the system. It’s best to let him alone and concentrate on other solutions.