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Mike Glennon gets $15 million per year

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Yep, it’s time for Aaron Rodgers to get a new contract. Whether he’ll admit it or not. (Or whether he’ll admit it then try to act like he didn’t admit it when someone notices that he admitted it.)

Per a source with knowledge of the deal, the contract signed by new Bears quarterback Mike Glennon is worth $45 million over three years.

Glennon will receive a $3 million signing bonus, a $5 million roster bonus due on the fifth day of the 2017 league year, and a fully-guaranteed salary of $8 million in 2017. He also has a $2.5 million fully-guaranteed roster bonus, which is due on the third day of the 2018 league year.

That’s a full guarantee at signing of $18.5 million.

The deal includes a non-guaranteed base salary of $12.5 million in 2018, a $2 million roster bonus due on May 15, 2019, and a non-guaranteed base salary of $12 million in 2019.

The Bears can get out of the contract after one year, at $18.5 million. Or they can make it a two-year deal at $31 million.

Either way, the bottom of the quarterback market is squeezing the top of the market, and the guy who used to be at the top of the market should want a new contract, even if he claims he doesn’t. After claiming he did.

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61 Responses to “Mike Glennon gets $15 million per year”
  1. learysdisciples says: Mar 10, 2017 12:57 PM

    I should have been a crappy back-up quarterback.

  2. btv77 says: Mar 10, 2017 12:58 PM

    lol. Geez Florio, aaaalllways gotta be right.

  3. whatnojets says: Mar 10, 2017 12:58 PM

    Somewhere Joe Namath is getting pissed drunk!

  4. superpunky5 says: Mar 10, 2017 1:01 PM

    Another high payday but the player is only worth a payday candy bar

  5. pau49ers says: Mar 10, 2017 1:02 PM

    Not bad. It’s less than Cleveland gave Brock Osweiler for 2017.

  6. conormacleod says: Mar 10, 2017 1:04 PM

    Rodgers is making $5 mil more than Glennon. 1 Superbowl. He’s being paid correctly.

  7. pastabelly says: Mar 10, 2017 1:05 PM

    That’s a lot of money for a guy who in two seasons of starting couldn’t compete 60% in either season. Let’s face it. That’s bad.

  8. jaycutlersbarber says: Mar 10, 2017 1:06 PM

    This isn’t real, is it? They’re going to trade for someone (ahem…Kirk Cousins) with a little more recent success than this guy, aren’t they?

  9. accipiterq says: Mar 10, 2017 1:08 PM

    All these people calling him trash….he played FINE, better than probably 50% of the QBs in the league. TB just had the chance to draft Jameis. Glennon gets low-end starter money, and he’s definitely better than anyone else out there. Who would the Bears RATHER have??

  10. bills72284 says: Mar 10, 2017 1:08 PM

    Matt Barkley > Mike Glennon

  11. bassplucker says: Mar 10, 2017 1:08 PM

    It’s an interesting deal structure that does a nice job of concealing the Bears’ intents for him, gives Glennon a ton of cash up front but also gives the Bears a cheap and easy out as early as next year.

    Clearly he’s their guy for this year, but with 3 years of term you have to think the plan is to wait till the 3rd or 4th round for a QB knowing you have time to develop him. On the other hand, Ryan Pace is enough of a maverick that he could just say screw the defense and double down with Trubisky or Watson at #3 overall and it would not surprise me in the least.

    Regardless what you think of the player, the deal structure is pretty good work by both sides.

  12. filmex2000 says: Mar 10, 2017 1:10 PM

    He and Brock Osweiller should get adjoining McMansions.

  13. realtruthteller100 says: Mar 10, 2017 1:10 PM

    glennon deserves more then rogers. he has a famliy 2 feed. rogers doesnt.

  14. FrankRizzo says: Mar 10, 2017 1:12 PM

    Unreal, based on what?

  15. justbegbaby says: Mar 10, 2017 1:16 PM

    Good for him. Get it while you can!

  16. stampnhawk says: Mar 10, 2017 1:18 PM

    Jeff’s Garcia getting loose somewhere. Jamarcus too.

  17. chawk12thman says: Mar 10, 2017 1:18 PM

    Even with more than a year left, Rodgers clearly needs to be better compensated with a new contract. His agent needs to get to work and push the issue. He can take the high road, but the agent needs to earn his keep.

  18. cafetero1075 says: Mar 10, 2017 1:21 PM

    I am all for the players to get paid. But mediocre QB’s getting big money will set the franchise back. Keep looking for one in the draft until you hit.

  19. The Phantom Stranger says: Mar 10, 2017 1:23 PM

    If Brock Osweiler’s deal didn’t signal it’s time for a new contract for Aaron Rodgers, why should Mike Glennon’s?

  20. dvdman123 says: Mar 10, 2017 1:27 PM

    That is just crazy, I mean Aaron should make $45 million
    per season if Glennon got that.

  21. Indybear says: Mar 10, 2017 1:39 PM

    Stupid, but typical. After all, this is Bears management we’re talking about.

  22. isphet71 says: Mar 10, 2017 1:42 PM

    SWEET

    -Rest of the NFC North

  23. screamingyellowzonkers says: Mar 10, 2017 1:46 PM

    Why should Rodgers be the ONLY QB to renogiate a contract based on the Glennon contract?

    If Rodgers deserves a renogotiation should you also be pushing for:

    Brady
    Rothlesburger
    Brees
    Wilson
    or ANY OTHER STARTING QB?

    Why all the push for only “hail mary I get lucky”Rodger’s ?

  24. grumpysal says: Mar 10, 2017 1:47 PM

    When will AR realize that the more $ he makes, the less the team has to spend on players around him? He’s already proven that he can’t do it with subpar players around him and he wants MORE money? What a douche.

    I hope GB pays him 30m a year so he feels “respected” while getting bounced in the 1st rd of the playoffs each year (if they make it, that is)

  25. flexx91 says: Mar 10, 2017 1:51 PM

    No wonder the good, elite QBs are making at least $22 million per season. That’s because the crappy ones are making at least $15 million per season.

  26. petedutcherjr says: Mar 10, 2017 1:51 PM

    Tampa got Winston because Mike Glennon was not good enough, which forced them to sign Josh McCown, histories best QB at earning teams the first pick in the draft.

    Da Bears got hosed on this one. Mike Glennon might be worth $6m per year, not $18m. That’s wasted money.

    If that’s how the Bears evaluate talent these days, then I’m glad I’m not a Chicago fan.

  27. r8dernation says: Mar 10, 2017 1:54 PM

    I thought they wanted to upgrade after Cutler.

  28. hodous says: Mar 10, 2017 2:02 PM

    Bears are pulling a “Suck for Sam Darnold” 2017-2018 campaign.

  29. teddybear9 says: Mar 10, 2017 2:07 PM

    So, Pace stands up in front of everyone and says “we have to solve the quarterback problem, I GET IT!” And then he sign Glennon. PLEASE Pace, trade yourself. Better yet, fire yourself.

  30. nflgreat says: Mar 10, 2017 2:13 PM

    grumpysal says:
    Mar 10, 2017 1:47 PM

    When will AR realize that the more $ he makes, the less the team has to spend on players around him? He’s already proven that he can’t do it with subpar players around him and he wants MORE money? What a douche.

    I hope GB pays him 30m a year so he feels “respected” while getting bounced in the 1st rd of the playoffs each year (if they make it, that is)
    ——————-
    Grumpy, where did Rodgers say he wanted more money, let alone say he wanted 30 million? Rodgers is the douche ?

  31. RegisHawk says: Mar 10, 2017 2:24 PM

    I see where Rodgers has made $73 million in the last 4 years, so he’s doing quite well. Maybe if he could get back to a SB, he’d be worth consideration for more…

  32. cjmullysr says: Mar 10, 2017 2:27 PM

    Glennon will be better than most people think …but he needs someone to throw to.

  33. handsofsteelheartofstone says: Mar 10, 2017 2:29 PM

    this is why the bears are almost as big a joke as the browns, if you were going to shell out this much for glennon, why wouldnt you just keep cutler and restructure?

    I live in chicago but will never, and i mean never be a bears fan. I would rather set myself on fire

  34. handsofsteelheartofstone says: Mar 10, 2017 2:31 PM

    this is why the bears are almost as big a joke as the browns, if you were going to shell out this much for glennon, why wouldnt you just keep cutler and restructure?

    I live in chicago but will never, and i mean never be a bears fan. I would rather set myself on fire.

  35. stoolerz says: Mar 10, 2017 2:31 PM

    At least Cleveland got a second round pick for overpaying for a quarterback.

  36. brettfavreisapacker4ever says: Mar 10, 2017 2:32 PM

    Rodgers was joking around.
    For god’s sakes, sportswriters are embellishing the story.

    If you heard the interview you would realize Rodgers was making fun of it in a SMH manner. The money getting thrown around is just ridiculous and he was pointing that out in his own wry sense of humor.
    Glennon for $15mil ……..?????????? C’mon.?!?!

  37. weepingjebus says: Mar 10, 2017 2:43 PM

    I think Rodgers is top 5. But I don’t think he’s No. 1.
    Or 2.
    Or 3.
    Or 4.

  38. intrafinesse says: Mar 10, 2017 2:58 PM

    If you want top dollar sign 1 year contracts.
    No security, but top dollar.
    If you want some security you sign for longer and take less.
    Don’t opt for security then complain you aren’t making as much as someone signing years later.

  39. questionableopinion says: Mar 10, 2017 3:00 PM

    Why do the Bears do this to themselves?
    Did they not learn anything from Cutler?

  40. omeimontis says: Mar 10, 2017 3:03 PM

    Are they going to just cut Jay Cutler? The screwed up the QB salary structure a few years back by overpaying Jay Cutler. Now they are doing the same by overpaying Glennon.

  41. pastabelly says: Mar 10, 2017 3:15 PM

    screamingyellowzonkers says:
    Mar 10, 2017 1:46 PM
    Why should Rodgers be the ONLY QB to renogiate a contract based on the Glennon contract?
    ======================================
    Every contract is outdated after it’s signed. If you can’t deal with that fact, don’t sign any long term deals.

  42. leatherface2012 says: Mar 10, 2017 3:21 PM

    just pay Rodgers the whole cap # per year.. 167 mill or whatever it is…he needs no one remember? he makes everyone better….call your parents goof wad

  43. ghostof34 says: Mar 10, 2017 3:22 PM

    At this point it doesn’t matter who the QB is. QB was not this team’s biggest issue, when Jay was healthy. They cut Jay, fine. They signed Glennon, fine. These are done deals. What Bears fans should be worried about is if they draft a young QB (at any pick in any round, this year or next) who is going to develop him? Their OC is a joke. Maybe more of a joke than Mike Tice, and that’s hard to do. It’s a dumpster fire at Halas Hall.
    This is the year where we find out if Pace is going to put it out, or throw gas on it and burn himself up in the process, and never get another crack at a GM job again.

  44. contra74 says: Mar 10, 2017 3:23 PM

    Anyone care to explain how this would work in the real world? Just shut up and play your contact out Rodgers.

    Employee 1 (Rodgers) – Yay, I got a raise, awesome!
    …2 months later…
    Employee 2 (Glennon) – DUDE, I got an sweet raise.
    Employee 1 (Rodgers) – Wait, you got more than me?
    Employee 2 (Glennon) – Yeah dude, sick right!?
    Employee 1 (Rodgers) – I think its time for a new deal with a new raise. I cant have Glennon making more than me…new deal boss!?

  45. joeredskin43 says: Mar 10, 2017 3:35 PM

    Who orchestrated this deal, Dan Snyder ?

  46. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 10, 2017 3:38 PM

    “First thing you know, Mike’s a millionaire. Kin folks sez ‘Mike, move away from there, old Chicago is the place you oughtta be’, so they loaded up the truck for the Windy Ci.. teee…”.

  47. Rolo Tomassi says: Mar 10, 2017 3:42 PM

    It’s a 1 year prove it deal and makes perfect sense. Aron is a Tool

  48. brawnyhombre says: Mar 10, 2017 3:45 PM

    “Yep, it’s time for Aaron Rodgers to get a new contract.”

    Would he give back the prorated portion of his signing bonus for the remaining years on his contract? ‘Cause that bonus was for the full duration of the contract that you’re advocating he not fulfill.

    As always, the solution to this “problem” is that fragile ego’d superstar players simply need to sign nothing but one-year deals. That way they can handle their top priority of being the highest paid every year, and, maybe, afterwards find some time to focus on actual football.

  49. Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says: Mar 10, 2017 3:46 PM

    The secret to getting paid as a QB in the NFL is to NOT be drafted high, rather, get drafted in the 2nd to 4th round, play very little, then hold on until free agency.

    Profit!

  50. chillyball says: Mar 10, 2017 3:49 PM

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHHIHOOHOHOHOHOOHOHOHOHOHOHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  51. maxkingpin says: Mar 10, 2017 3:51 PM

    He could take that $18.5 million, invest it @ 5% annual return, & earn $950K/YR.
    Of course Uncle Sam would take a bite out of that but even then he’d end up with around $555,000/YR cash in hand.

  52. pkrlvr says: Mar 10, 2017 3:54 PM

    When will AR realize that the more $ he makes, the less the team has to spend on players around him? He’s already proven that he can’t do it with subpar players around him and he wants MORE money? What a douche.
    ——–
    Reading comprehension isn’t your strong suit is it? Rodgers didn’t say he wanted more money, Florio did. And if you look at some of the other football sites out there you’ll see he’s being called a hack because of it.

  53. arrowdead says: Mar 10, 2017 4:03 PM

    Chase Daniels is a starting QB in the NFL if Glennon is.

  54. tommytd says: Mar 10, 2017 4:05 PM

    Get ready for another year of futility from the Bears. This time the reason will be they have a new QB learning a new system…and on it goes.

  55. nyneal says: Mar 10, 2017 4:14 PM

    This is a joke. Mike Glennon?? Fifteen million per year???? It’s ridiculous. This guy has done nothing in the NFL.
    If Glennon is worth 15 million a year, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, and Drew Brees are worth 100 million per year.

    The NFL is off it’s rocker with these crazy salaries. But as long as the dopey fans keep on buying tickets and buying merchandise, the insanity will continue.

  56. infectorman says: Mar 10, 2017 4:22 PM

    You know Chicago brass is snickering about how this may torque off Rodgers and the Packers.

  57. Peter Quinn says: Mar 10, 2017 4:29 PM

    “I hope GB pays him 30m a year so he feels “respected” while getting bounced in the 1st rd of the playoffs each year (if they make it, that is).”

    I hope they pay him too. BTW where have the bears, vikings and lions been the past eight years…. Oh yea nowhere. I do recall the packers beating the bears into submission during a championship game that started their downfall. A downfall da bears fans and I are thoroughly enjoying. FIPS stay home.

  58. Rolo Tomassi says: Mar 10, 2017 4:30 PM

    It will be so funny when the Bears beat the Packers

  59. Rolo Tomassi says: Mar 10, 2017 4:39 PM

    Packers fans are the weakest in the league

  60. nufcedmcgreevey says: Mar 10, 2017 5:28 PM

    Mike glennin? 45 mil? LOL!

  61. truthbetold109 says: Mar 10, 2017 5:47 PM

    Rolo Tomassi says:
    Mar 10, 2017 4:39 PM
    Packers fans are the weakest in the league
    _______________________

    Says a trolling fan from a team who has never won a Superbowl. Weak is as weak does.

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