Bears GM Ryan Pace confirms team will cut Mike Glennon
Despite the lackluster 2017 NFL season for the Chicago Bears, there is a newfound sense of optimism within the organization. Unfortunately, the Bears’ brass must first erase the mistakes it made last offseason.
One of them was the signing of backup quarterback Mike Glennon to a lucrative three-year, $45 million deal. According to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk, general manager Ryan Pace announced the team will cut Glennon after the March deadline:
“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.”
Glennon had been a solid backup to start his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He showed some promise during his time on the field albeit on a small sample size and was soon one of the bigger names in a lackluster quarterback market.
The move to sign Glennon had come with good intentions. Chicago had moved up in the 2017 NFL Draft to take quarterback Mitch Trubisky with the second overall pick. The Bears had hoped Glennon could help the Bears be competitive while they groomed Trubisky into a potential franchise quarterback.
Needless to say, the process had to be sped up a bit after a disastrous start to last year’s campaign. Glennon was subsequently replaced by Trubisky after the first four games of the season and Chicago has seemingly never looked back since.