8 Days Until Chicago Bears 2017 Season: Mike Glennon Profile

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 10: Mike Glennon
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 10: Mike Glennon /

The Bear Goggles On Countdown to Kickoff series is now underway for the second season in a row. With 8 days to go until the Bears’ season kicks off, we will highlight the Bears’ player that is wearing number 8, Mike Glennon.

2016 Review

Mike Glennon played in two games with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the 2016 season. Glennon completed 10 of 11 passes for one touchdown. He was the backup to Jameis Winston, therefore didn’t see any playing time until Winston was hurt for a short period of time.

2017 Outlook

Mike Glennon was signed to a 3 year deal worth $45 million dollars, and $19 million of that is guaranteed. The contract has team options and could essentially be a one year deal minimum.

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Mike Glennon’s pre-season started off slow. His week one statistics and game-play was not pretty, causing concern that rookie Mitchell Trubisky could possibly take his job if it continued. Glennon showed his veteran presence in a strong week three showing solidifying his starting status.

Mike Glennon is the week one regular season starter, but that doesn’t mean he can’t lose his job to veteran Mark Sanchez or Mitchell Trubisky if he is given the green light by the team.

Glennon needs to have a solid start to the season to quiet the Mitchell Trubisky hype, and show why the Chicago Bears opened up their checkbook for him.

Future with the Bears

The Mike Glennon contract speaks for itself, $19 million guaranteed with the team option could make it a one year deal for Mike Glennon.

Essentially he is the bridge quarterback to mentor Mitchell Trubisky, and help him develop while Glennon starts.

Mike Glennon’s future rests on his own shoulders, and how we produces as the starting quarterback for the Bears. Glennon can needs to win games, and look like a capable NFL starting quarterback doing so.

If Glennon can’t win games or in fact is losing the Bears games with his play, he could be on a short leash for the starting job, and his future could be in doubt.