Mitchell Trubisky supports Mike Glennon as Bears starting QB

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Mitchell Trubisky is saying all the right things before training camp, declaring Mike Glennon the Bears starting quarterback.

“Mike’s a great dude,” Trubisky said on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Friday. “He’s an absolute pro. We’ve got a great quarterback room with him, Mark Sanchez and Connor Shaw. So we’ve all been helping each other compete and getting better every day.

“But Mike’s the starter, and I’m behind him all the way.”

The Bears traded up to No. 2 overall to select the former North Carolina quarterback after guaranteeing Glennon $18.5 million as a free agent.

“It’s my job to come in, learn the offense as fast as possible and then just go out there and compete,” Trubisky said. “[Glennon’s] helping me with anything I need help with, and I’m there for him, just being another set of eyes on the field.”

The reality is while it’s Glennon’s job to lose, Trubisky will compete for the starting spot during training camp, and unless the Bears are in the playoff race all season, there’s probably a good chance Trubisky plays at some point.

16 responses to “Mitchell Trubisky supports Mike Glennon as Bears starting QB

  1. You can’t live in Chapel Hill without learning to be polite.
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    Rasheed Wallace………

  2. The Bears are being smart. Suddenly, they have two good QBs. One young and the other younger. Some teams can’t find one good QB. Trubisky is very young. He has plenty of time.

  3. They didn’t draft Trubisky second overall to sit on the bench for very long. Glennon should be the starter, but I’m guessing that Trubisky will be the QB before the season is over. It’s how the NFL operates: you draft a kid high, he’s expected to play. (Never mind the fact that it would be good for everyone if he sat, learned, and prepared to be the QB next year. That would be the smart thing to do, but since when have the Bears taken the smart route?)

  4. tonebones says:
    Jun 30, 2017 3:21 PM
    The Bears are being smart. Suddenly, they have two good QBs. One young and the other younger. Some teams can’t find one good QB. Trubisky is very young. He has plenty of time.

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    there is nothing about John Fox or the bears that screams “developers of QB talent” and they could ruin the kid before he has a chance to develop whatever potential he may have

  5. fiddlinred says:
    Jun 30, 2017 3:35 PM

    I think this is dumb. You go from Cutler to Gannon to Trubisky without addressing O line at all. Superman couldnt do much back there.

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    You mean the line with 3 pro bowl caliber players and ranked #5 in the NFL by ProFootballFocus? True, the tackle positions aren’t a strength, but it’s not like they’re Seattle’s O-Line or something.

  6. They didn’t draft Trubisky second overall to sit on the bench for very long. Glennon should be the starter, but I’m guessing that Trubisky will be the QB before the season is over. It’s how the NFL operates: you draft a kid high, he’s expected to play. (Never mind the fact that it would be good for everyone if he sat, learned, and prepared to be the QB next year. That would be the smart thing to do, but since when have the Bears taken the smart route?)
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    You also don’t give Glennon 18.5 million to be the backup. That would be dumber than what Cleveland did with Osweiller. Mitchell isn’t ready, not even close. For the Bears sake, hopefully they do the smart thing and take a couple of years and develop him properly.

  7. minnesota1970 says:
    Jun 30, 2017 3:18 PM
    Pack in trouble to their east
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    Assuming you are referring to Chicago with respect to GB – and with a Viking fan that is not a given – Chicago is located to the SOUTH of GB. Look at a map before you post.

    On the other hand, the condition might be inherited. Rumor has it that the original destination of the Viking voyages was Africa. They missed wide right and ended up in North America. No problem they just let everyone believe that was the intended destination.

  8. A quarterback – any quarterback – would need some talent around him to succeed – a Bears problem. But it actually takes more than that. For any QB to be as good as Brady, Rodgers, or P. Manning, there has to be a marriage between player, talent, scheme, and coaches. Screw one of those up and you screw the QB up. And to know what needs fixing for any team a person needs to be there.

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