Is this Mike Glennon’s Last Stand?

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 24: Quarterback Mike Glennon
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 24: Quarterback Mike Glennon /

Will a poor performance against the Green Bay Packers be the end of Mike Glennon as starting QB of the Chicago Bears?

It’s not a secret that Mike Glennon’s performances haven’t exactly lit up the Chicago skyline. The Chicago Bears sit at 1-2 and Glennon hasn’t had one performance yet that would even qualify as the NFL’s ‘average.’ After three straight games where he has struggled, the Bears weren’t going to make a change in week four when the team only has a few days to prepare and they have to go to Lambeau Field against the Green Bay Packers. However, the schedule sets up well for the Bears to make a change heading into week five if they want to get Mitch Trubisky on the field.

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The Bears play the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football after the Green Bay game. That’s an extra day of prep, plus the fact that after a short week, they can give Trubisky 11 days to prepare for his first game. While the Vikings defense is solid, they aren’t an intimidating team and the game is at home at Soldier Field. After the Minnesota game, the Bears face the Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints. None of those teams look like the Steel Curtain and it could give Trubisky a good stretch of teams to get his feet wet at the NFL level.

This isn’t just blogosphere speculation. There are definite rumblings at Halas Hall that if Glennon doesn’t perform better against the Packers, that the reigns of this team could certainly be turned over to the rookie.

One particular passage from Jahns’ piece:

"The Bears still staunchly believe in being patient with rookie Mitch Trubisky. They don’t want to rush his development. No player is more important to the franchise in the long term. Stunting his mental growth and hurting his confidence are real concerns to consider.But it also has become apparent that the Bears have the makings of a good team this season. The McCaskey family understands that the team is rebuilding. It was required after firing Emery and Trestman. But this season — the third for general manager Ryan Pace and coach John Fox — is different. It won’t be sacrificed."

This should be music to Bears’ fans ears. The organization knows they might have a pretty good team and they don’t want to punt the season and look to 2018. If Glennon struggles, they know they won’t be able to right the ship with him under center and the move to Trubisky will have to be made.

It kind of feels like Glennon is entering the game like General Custer. While things didn’t work out for Custer, when the reinforcements came shortly there after, the troops were eventually victorious. Those reinforcements are a rookie wearing No.10 and if the switch is made, it will be must watch television on Monday night against Minnesota to see a new era of Bears football begin.