Mike Glennon doesn’t like that the Chicago Bears drafted Mitch Trubisky. Tough luck, Mike.
Mike Glennon has been a member of the Chicago Bears for two months and he’s already not happy. Well, Mike, welcome to the NFL.
According to Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune, Glennon feels like the Bears “cheated on him” with the Mitch Trubisky pick and is not pleased that Ryan Pace or anyone from the Bears organization didn’t keep him in the loop as to what the Bears were planning on doing with that pick.
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Glennon felt that the Bears convinced him he was their guy and the pick of Trubisky was basically a punch to the midsection. Apparently, Glennon doesn’t realize that positions at the NFL level have to be earned and not given.
Glennon has accomplished nothing at the NFL level. He had a decent rookie year and had to spend the last couple years sitting behind Jameis Winston. Glennon didn’t earn the starting QB position in Tampa, which is why the Bucs signed Josh McCown and then drafted Winston. Had Glennon blown away the Bucs with his play, he would still have that position, but he played like what he is- a serviceable quarterback.
When Glennon hit free agency, he finally felt he would get the chance to start for an NFL team. The Bears came calling and that’s exactly what he said getting. A one year opportunity to start. Sure, the contract says three years, but anyone who understands NFL contracts knows that is a one year deal with two option years.
Glennon will only have $2 million guaranteed after this season. The Bears could easily part ways with Glennon after this season with or without Trubisky. That’s how the contract was structured. The Bears never committed financially beyond this year with Glennon and he should understand that. He should still realize he has a golden opportunity.
Glennon is going to earn $18 million and start potentially 16 games for an NFL team. Instead of worrying about who isn’t sitting behind him, he should be worrying about himself. Glennon should be worried about playing well. So well that he doesn’t give the Bears an opportunity to play Trubisky. He should want to go out there, play 16 games, throw for 4500 yards with 30 TDs and 10 INTs and dare the Bears to bench or cut him.
Glennon still has a chance to earn the job and become the Bears franchise QB for the next decade. Ryan Pace wants to find a franchise QB. He thinks it might be Trubisky, but Glennon should make it clear to Pace that he is the franchise and make it impossible for the Bears to ever play Trubisky.
Deshaun Watson told ESPN that it would be a slap in the face if Trubisky was taken ahead of him. DeShone Kizer thinks he could one day be the best QB in NFL history. These are kids with confidence. These are kids that want to go out there and prove they belong.
Mike Glennon needs that attitude. The Bears have committed to him for the 2017 season. Pace said it flatly in his press conference. He didn’t leave it up to debate he told the world that the Chicago Bears are Mike Glennon’s team.
Instead of worrying or complaining that Mitch Trubisky is sitting behind him at QB2, his attitude should be to prove that he is never giving up his status as starting quarterback of the Chicago Bears. If that’s not his attitude, then not only will he never make it in Chicago, he won’t make it in the NFL.