Jordan Howard: No one on Bears is thinking about a quarterback controversy

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Bears quarterback Mike Glennon has not played well through three starts, raising the question of whether it’s time to replace him with rookie Mitch Trubisky. But inside the locker room, that’s not a question at all.

That’s the word from Bears running back Jordan Howard, who said this morning on PFT Live that there hasn’t been any discussion on the team about whether anyone but Glennon will be under center.

“We don’t really worry about it too much. Mike, we know he’s the starter, and as long as coach says he’s the starter, we’re all the way behind him. So we don’t really think too much about it,” Howard said.

Realistically, it’s hard to imagine that Glennon can keep the starting job all year. The Bears didn’t trade up to No. 2 overall to draft Trubisky so he could sit on the bench, and Glennon just hasn’t played well enough to justify keeping the rookie off the field for long.

But while a change is probably coming, that’s only a discussion on the outside.

21 responses to “Jordan Howard: No one on Bears is thinking about a quarterback controversy

  1. As a Packer fan I’d hate to see home rushed to the field. Let the poor guy sit and learn. The Bears have ruined too much QB talent as it is. I know of one guy that sat for 3 years before getting the nod and he had a great career.

  2. There is no controversy. Mitch needs to be the guy. To be honest, Glennon has played so poorly I would even rather have Sanchez at the helm right now. The Bears are going to destroy Jordan Howard’s career if he has to carry the offense to the extent he did against the Steelers.

  3. The Glennon experiment should be over at this point. He is exactly as advertised. A non mobile and tall tackling dummy who looks like a deer caught in the headlights when he isn’t handing the ball off to Howard or Cohen. The panic throws to no one. The inability to recognize his pocket and stay in said pocket while receivers get open is probably his worst trait. Granted, the Bears have terrible receivers. But, Glennon makes them look worse than they actually are. My prediction is Glennon starts this game and Trubisky finishes it. Even I can hand the ball off to Howard and Cohen 40 times a game. So if that’s all you’ve got, it’s time to get someone else in there while the team is within earshot of the playoffs. Realistically, the Bears are probably another year away from being in any discussion, but Glennon clearly isn’t the guy unless “the guy” is for showing our future what NOT to do.

  4. Glennon had guys wide open 15 to 20 yds. down the field on numerous occasions every game, but he never looks there. Worst example of reading defenses I have seen. Play Trubisky now.

  5. Glennon looks like some guy out of the stands. I know he’s much tougher and more brave, but every time I see him it looks like he won a contest to play for the Bears.

  6. No, they’re thinking about that idiot who slowed down to think about what his celebration was going to be, cost you 4 points and nearly ended up losing you the game as a result.

  7. In order for there to be a QB controversy, the team would need to employ someone qualified to play wide receiver and actually be able to catch a ball. Since the team has made no attempt to do that, there is no controversy.

  8. Glennon sucks as a QB, but the Bears also have the worst group of receivers in the league. That doesn’t help. They’ve dropped lots and lots of passes in the first three weeks. Trubisky is the future, no question, but even he can’t catch passes for himself.

  9. There’s no controversy. Trubisky is going to be the starter the moment he is ready. I am sure they are monitoring in every practice. Based on what we all saw from Trubisky in the preseason and how Chicago has been doing so far this season, I think the Bears have a chance to be formidable by end of season. Rodgers and the inadequate Packers defense have their hands full in the division with Chicago, Detriot and the Vikings all looking like improved teams.

  10. v2787 says:
    September 26, 2017 at 11:31 am
    Glennon sucks as a QB, but the Bears also have the worst group of receivers in the league. That doesn’t help. They’ve dropped lots and lots of passes in the first three weeks. Trubisky is the future, no question, but even he can’t catch passes for himself.

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    Nothing to complain about right now for Bears fans. They almost beat the formidable Super Bowl runner up having 4 chances from the 10 to win it. They lost to a pretty good team in Tampa and they beat a pretty good team at home against Pit.

    All that and they have what looks like a rock star QB, with a quick feet and a great release waiting in the wings. He looks a lot like Rodgers.

    Things are looking up.

  11. Those who think it is a foregone conclusion that Mitch Trubisky Will be starting soon are obviously unaware of John Fox’s body of work. Rookies are to be seen, not heard, and certainly not put into the game if it can be at all avoided

  12. I know on paper their wr talent is horrible, but they might be able to do a little something with a halfway decent qb.
    They obviously have a strong run game, line and defense are sneaky good, that’s a nice formula for a rookie. He just needs to not be awful.

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