Report: Mike Glennon To Sign With the Chicago Bears

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According to reports quarterback Mike Glennon is expected to sign a three-year contract with the Chicago Bears. The deal is expected to average $14.5 million  per season. Glennon spent the first three years of his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Report: Mike Glennon To Sign With the Chicago Bears

Glennon made only two appearances for the Bucs last season and has found opportunities hard to come by since Jameis Winston was named starting quarterback in 2015. In his brief playing time in 2016, Glennon completed 10 of his 11 passes for 75 yards and a touchdown.

Drafted by the Buccaneers in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of North Carolina State, Glennon played 13 games of his rookie season after taking over as starter in week four. A strong first year in the league, Glennon completed 59.4% of his passes, throwing for 2,608 yards, 19 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Glennon finished his rookie campaign with a passer rating of 83.9 and earned himself a position in the Pro Football Writer’s Association’s All-Rookie Team, after a solid first year in the NFL.

Glennon’s position as the starter was thrown in the air after the hiring of Lovie Smith as the Buccaneers head coach at the start of the 2014 season. Smith announced that newly acquired Josh McCown would be starting under center for the Bucs, putting speculation over Glennon’s future. Despite strong interest from teams during the 2014 off-season, Glennon remained in Tampa. Making only six appearances all season, Glennon played only 203 snaps while filling in for an injured McCown. Despite some strong performances, Glennon lead the Bucs to only one win in his five starts, throwing for 1417 yards, ten touchdowns and only six interceptions. The Bucs themselves finished the season with a league worst 2-14 record.

The Virginia native found himself relegated to second-string quarterback in 2015, when the Bucs drafted Winston to be the franchise quarterback. Glennon did not play a snap during the 2015/16 season and there was no sign that the Bucs would call him up.

Remaining on the bench for the majority of last season, Glennon did feature in a week nine game against the Atlanta Falcons, after Winston sustained a knee injury. Glennon subsequently completed 10 of his 11 passes, for 75 yards and a touchdown.