Chicago Bears about to give Andy Dalton the Mike Glennon treatment
Andy Dalton is better than Glennon, but they are the same for the Chicago Bears
The thing is, nothing in the NFL is ever guaranteed it seems. In fact, this whole situation feels very, very familiar to the 2017 season when Ryan Pace went out and signed Mike Glennon to a three-year, $45 million (really a one-year, $16 million) dollars deal. Glennon too was told that he was going to be the starting quarterback, despite the fact the Chicago Bears owned the third-overall pick in the draft.
For those of you who do not remember, Mike Glennon was invited and went to the Chicago Bears draft party that offseason. Ryan Pace took it upon himself to not only keep his draft thoughts from Glennon, but also from head coach John Fox. I know that everyone remembers what happened next. Ryan Pace not only missed on the quarterback position, but he also traded up — taking Mitch Trubisky over Deshaun Watson.
Had Pace stayed at three he could have either taken Trubisky had he fell, or he could have lucked into taking Deshaun Watson or Patrick Mahomes — either one would have been an upgrade and the Bears could be in a completely different position than they are in now. Instead, we have Andy Dalton and Glennon looking at one another like the Spider-Man gif that is ever-so-popular on social media.