Mike Glennon is in the Chicago Bears record books after having only started 4 games for the team. He is the only Bears player in the team's 40 year history (according to Elias Sports Bureau) to have three turnovers in a half twice within the first four games of a season. Yeah… that's probably not a record he wanted. The team signed Glennon for a whopping $16 million guaranteed for 2017… which had to make the decision to bench him very difficult.
After losing three of their first four games, John Fox has decided to go with rookie first-round pick Mitchell Trubisky. The young quarterback will make his NFL starting debut against the Minnesota Vikings next Monday night. Since they last played on Thursday, the team has extra time to get Trubisky ready for the game.
The move isn't surprising after the Bears traded up one spot to land the player from the University of North Carolina with the second pick in the 2017 draft. The surprising part was that they moved up after signing Glennon for a quarterback who had only played 13 games in college. He becomes the third quarterback from the 2017 draft to start following Deshaun Watson with the Houston Texans and DeShone Kizer with the Cleveland Browns. Watson was the 12th overall picked while Kizer didn't got until the 2nd round, 52nd overall.
The lack of playing time at UNC was the big knock against Trubisky, but the rookie was able to beat out veteran Mark Sanchez to start the season as the team's primary back-up.
The Bears are coming off of an ugly loss to the Green Bay Packers, 35-14 on Thursday night. Glennon turned the ball over four times, three in the first half. The same thing he did in the 29-7 loss to Tampa Bay.