Bears will cut Mike Glennon once new league year starts

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There was plenty of speculation about where quarterback Mike Glennon would land as a free agent at this time last year and the answer came when the Bears signed him to a three-year, $45 million deal.

This year’s speculation has concerned whether the Bears will cut Glennon after the first year of that deal. The answer came on Wednesday.

General Manager Ryan Pace said during his Scouting Combine media session that the Bears will release Glennon after the start of the new league year. That comes as little surprise given the $2.5 million roster bonus and $12.5 million salary Glennon is set to make under the terms of the deal he signed last year.

That means Glennon’s time with the Bears will end after he made four starts to open last season. Mitchell Trubisky replaced him as a starter after poor showings in those games and the Bears will move on to finding a cheaper backup to their 2017 first-round pick.

13 responses to “Bears will cut Mike Glennon once new league year starts

  1. I wouldn’t give up on Glennon as a serviceable QB just yet.. it’n not like Mitch T tore it up. I can’t even name a starting WR on that roster. They were running practice squad type bums out there.

  2. The Bears shouldn’t be so hasty. They just hired Brad ‘KAO” Childress, luring him out of his 39 hour retirement, and there is no better match, in terms of offensive skill set, than BC and MG.

  3. unbiasedminds says:
    I wouldn’t give up on Glennon as a serviceable QB just yet.. it’n not like Mitch T tore it up. I can’t even name a starting WR on that roster. They were running practice squad type bums out there.
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    I’m sure the Bears aren’t giving up on him, they just don’t want to pay that salary. If he was due 3 million instead of 12.5 + 2.5 roster he’d still be there.

  4. unbiasedminds says:
    February 28, 2018 at 10:39 am
    I wouldn’t give up on Glennon as a serviceable QB just yet.. it’n not like Mitch T tore it up. I can’t even name a starting WR on that roster. They were running practice squad type bums out there.
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    Right – Glennon didn’t really get a fair shot. If Trubisky had come in and made a difference, it would’ve shown something about Glennon (maybe). But he didn’t, and the Bears receivers were pretty awful. The couple of early games I saw with Glennon there were lots of drops, so I don’t know how anyone can view that and point at the QB as the issue.

    At the very least Glennon wasn’t THE problem with that team.

  5. Why don’t they negotiate a pay cut and keep the guy….they know him (which may be the problem) and vice versa. As soon as they cut him they are going to have to go out and sign someone who will probably be just like Glennon.

  6. Right move jettisoning Glennon. He isn’t very good. Sometimes you just have to take the hit to remind yourself why you don’t make deals like this in the first place. I agree that he didn’t have receivers, and I am not sold on Trubisky either (at all), but Glennon is not the answer, is likely not a serviceable backup, and should be cut.

  7. “Mitchell Trubisky replaced him as a starter after poor showings in those games and the Bears will move on to finding a cheaper backup to their 2017 first-round pick.”

    That could be Glennon again.

  8. I would not mind having Glennon as a backup quarterback on my team. He has a fair amount of starting experience with some success and would probably do just fine in the right system. Anyone remember Case Keenum?

  9. Wish I had more than 20 fingers and toes because then I could do a better job of tracking the Bears rebuilds in the last 10 years.

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