Details are emerging of the Chicago Bears signing former Buccaneers’ quarterback Mike Glennon.
In a tweet, Ian Rapoport reported the Chicago Bears will ink Glennon to a deal averaging $14.5 million per year.
When Mike Glennon’s deal is finalized with #Bears, it’s expected to be 3 years for an average of $14.5M, source says. Will still draft a QB
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2017
While the deal for the Bears will signal the official end to the Jay Cutler era. The interesting note is the fact Chicago will still draft a quarterback in the upcoming draft.
This certainly looks to remove the franchise from first-round quarterback contention, but it’ll be interesting to see when they do grab one.
However, there aren’t any surefire day-one starters in this group as just about every prospect is considered a developmental one.
The Bears have the fourth pick in Round 2, and if one or more of these prospects are available, don’t expect them to wait any longer.
Drafting a rookie passer this early not only puts added pressure on Glennon, it also adds pressure on the franchise.
We all know how impatient fan bases can be, though. Adding one of the top quarterback prospects will only add to the anxiety.
Seeing one of those names sitting on the bench if Chicago’s offense sputters early, would only lead to dissent among the Bears’ faithful.
A better option, perhaps, would be to draft either Nate Peterman or Josh Dobbs in the middle-to-late rounds.
Both prospects should be available in the fourth round and could possibly be there in the fifth.
This option gives the team more options at quarterback without applying immediate pressure to Glennon or the Bears.