The Bears and quarterback Jay Cutler aren’t in any hurry to talk about a contract extension that would assure Cutler remains in Chicago beyond 2013, which naturally leaves open the possibility that this could be his final year in Chicago.
With Josh McCown as their current backup, the Bears aren’t really equipped to move forward at quarterback if that should happen. That would explain why they’re working out one of the top quarterback prospects in this year’s draft on Tuesday.
Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com reports that the Bears will work out North Carolina State quarterback Mike Glennon in Raleigh on Tuesday. Glennon, who stands 6-foot-7 and has a strong arm, has drawn a variety of reviews over the last few months but definitely has enough supporters to think he’ll be off the board in the first two days of the draft.
Would the Bears put other pressing needs aside to draft a quarterback that early? They might need to if they want to grab a prospect — Glennon or otherwise — who would give them an option in the still unlikely event that Cutler heads elsewhere after next season. Throw in the fact that General Manager Phil Emery has said that he’d like to draft a quarterback every year and it seems like a good bet that the Bears will be coming home with a new name on the depth chart.