The Mike Glennon experiment appears to be over. The Chicago Bears will reportedly bench Pants Pooper in favor of rookie Mitch Trubisky.
This has been inevitable since the Bears unnecessarily traded up to the No. 2 spot in the draft to select Trubisky earlier this year. Pants Pooper’s fate was no doubt sealed with his four turnovers last Thursday against the Green Bay Packers.
Trubisky will make his first start on Monday night against the Minnesota Vikings.
A little off topic, but can someone explain why perennial NFC North bottom dweller, the Chicago Bears, is playing on Monday Night Football?
In typical — and laughable — Chicago Bears fashion, the team signed Glennon as a free agent this offseason. They handed him a three-year $45 million contract in the process. That raised just about everyone’s eyebrows, including Aaron Rodgers‘.
It should have. Glennon was Tampa Bay’s backup. Oh, and then the Bears went out and drafted a quarterback in the first round. And that guy just happened to be a Packers fan.
I mean, just great work all around, Chicago.
Perhaps the one saving grace here is the structure of Glennon’s contract. The Bears can release him after the season and take on just $4.5 million in dead money. While that’s plenty, it’s better than paying a backup QB $30 million. Hell, they’re going to pay a backup QB $15 million this season…
Should we consider this a sign that the Bears are giving up on the season? Who cares? They weren’t going anywhere with Glennon anyway.