Mike Glennon
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3 weeks ago1 Comment

Glennon has officially signed with the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

Glennon will reportedly get a three-year, $45 million contract that includes $18.5 million guaranteed. His deal isn't quite in the neighborhood of the monstrosity Houston handed to Brock Osweiler last offseason, but this still represents a hefty commitment for a player who's attempted just 11 regular-season passes since 2014. Most of Glennon's experience came in his rookie season of 2013, when he completed only 59.4 percent of his passes for a mere 6.3 yards per attempt, albeit with a solid 19:9 TD:INT ratio on a talent-deficient Bucs team. The deal should allow Chicago to move on from Glennon without much issue after one season if things don't work out.

Mike Glennon
QB CHI (9)
3 weeks ago

Glennon will sign a three-year deal with the Bears on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Glennon has played in only eight games over the last three years, and considering his contract is expected to average $14.5 million per year in earnings, this is a risky signing for the Bears. According to Rapoport, Chicago is still expected to draft a quarterback, so it will be interesting to see who will end up commanding the Bears' offense in 2017. Glennon has shown upside during his four years in the league, but needs to be more consistent if he wants to become a successful NFL starter.

Mike Glennon
QB CHI (9)
3 weeks ago

With Brian Hoyer expected to join the 49ers, the Bears could ramp up their pursuit of Glennon, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Glennon reportedly turned down an offer of approximately $8 million per season to stay put in Tampa Bay, expecting to get a better offer from a team in need of a starter. With Jay Cutler (shoulder) expected to follow Brian Hoyer out the exit door in Chicago, the Bears could provide Glennon's best shot at a starting job and a hefty contract. The Jets have also been mentioned as a potential suitor for the 2013 third-round selection.

Mike Glennon
QB CHI (9)
3 weeks ago

Glennon, an unrestricted free agent who the Bucs have offered to make the highest-paid backup quarterback in the NFL, could reportedly make as much as $12 million per season elsewhere, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Bucs have offered their 2013 third-round pick approximately $8 million per season to stay put, but the quarterback-starved Jets and Bears are both apparently willing to get into a high-stakes bidding war for Glennon's services come Thursday. The five-year veteran proved serviceable but not spectacular after being thrown into the fire in his rookie campaign, amassing 2,608 yards (6.3 YPA) and a 19:9 TD:INT ratio over 13 games, with 26 passes of greater than 20 yards. After compiling 1,417 yards (7.0 YPA), a 10:6 TD:INT and a 1-5 record in 2014, Glennon carried a clipboard for most of the next two campaigns, with the 11 pass attempts he notched in a Week 9 contest in 2016 after a Jameis Winston in-game knee injury representing his only regular-season action over that stretch. Despite the lack of a dynamic resume, Glennon appears poised to cash in during free agency, vaulting Ryan Griffin to the top backup job in Tampa for the time being.

Mike Glennon
QB CHI (9)
1 month ago

Glennon, who has been offered a new contract by the Bucs, nevertheless is expected to become an unrestricted free agent, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports. "We'd love to have Mike back in a perfect scenario," general manager Jason Licht said to reporters at the NFL combine Wednesday. "It's going to depend on, I think for him, he's going to have some opportunities, where it is, what the landscape is there, how good of a chance he has to start there, but we'd love to have him back."

EDGE Analysis

The Bucs have approximately $68 million in cap space but they won't deviated from the predetermined amount they're willing to offer Glennon, who wants an opportunity to start. The 27-year-old signal caller could certainly be appealing to several quarterback-needy teams that include the Browns, Bears, Jets and Niners. With the Patriots also letting it be known that they are likely to hang on to talented backup Jimmy Garoppolo -- which takes another young arm off the market -- Glennon's value could be even higher than initially projected at the beginning of the offseason. The team kept third-stringer Ryan Griffin on the active roster all of last season in anticipation of potentially losing their 2013 fourth-round draft pick this offseason; therefore, while their contract offer represents an interest in keeping Glennon in the fold, the team is prepared for life without him.

Mike Glennon
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2 months ago

Glennon completed 10 of 11 passes for 75 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in the one game he played during the 2016 season.

EDGE Analysis

The 27-year-old took his first snaps since the 2014 season in Week 9 of the 2016 campaign, coming in for Jameis Winston against the Falcons after the latter suffered a in-game knee injury. The action he saw in that contest is likely to represent Glennon's last in a Bucs uniform, as his rookie contract has now expired and he is therefore an unrestricted free agent. There were periodic rumors over the last two offseasons that Glennon might be available for the right price, but a trade never materialized. However, he does figure to now draw plenty of interest on the open market, despite the fact he's largely been in mothballs for the last two seasons. Glennon brings 19 career starts and an impressive 30:15 TD:INT ratio to wherever his next destination might be, with those numbers very possibly affording him the opportunity to compete for a starting job.

Mike Glennon
QB CHI (9)
5 months ago

Glennon, seeing his first regular-season game action since 2014, completed 10 of 11 passes for 75 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions in Thursday's 43-28 loss to the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

The fourth-year veteran held a clipboard for the entirety of the 2015 campaign as Jameis Winston played every snap of his rookie season, but Glennon performed admirably when called upon Thursday after the latter hurt his knee midway through the fourth quarter. He was near perfect against a Falcons defense that was naturally in prevent mode given their sizable lead, even finding Cameron Brate for a two-yard scoring throw that came just a day over two years from the date of his last regular-season touchdown pass, Nov. 2, 2014. Glennon has 19 starts on his NFL resume, which means he'll be ready to roll should the Winston not be able to suit up for a Week 10 tilt against the Bears.

Mike Glennon
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7 months ago

Glennon completed one of five passes for minus-one yard with no touchdowns or interceptions in Wednesday's 20-13 preseason loss to the Redskins.

EDGE Analysis

The Bucs' presumed No. 2 quarterback didn't see much time in before giving way to Ryan Griffin, playing early into the second quarter before departing. Glennon struggled with the soggy conditions the game was played under, completing his only pass to Brandon Myers for a loss of one yard and also losing the handle as he went to throw on another of his five attempts before falling on the ball and recovering. The performance was clearly an outlier the likes of what a preseason finale in bad weather can easily elicit, and absent an unforseen trade, Glennon is fully expected to resume his backup role behind Jameis Winston come Week 1.

Mike Glennon
QB CHI (9)
7 months ago

Glennon is a main reason that head coach Dirk Koetter expresses optimism about the team's depth at quarterback and thus is unlikely to be dealt heading into his contract year this season, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The five-year veteran appears destined for another season of holding the clipboard behind Jameis Winston, unless a quarterback-needy team comes calling with an offer the Bucs can't refuse. One such squad could conceivably be the Vikings, whose fans voted for Glennon as their top choice to replace the fallen Teddy Bridgewater (knee) in an online poll late Tuesday as reported by Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times. However, Koetter appears to value the insurance policy of having a backup in Glennon who started 18 games over his first three seasons in the league, particularly with likely third-string signal-caller Ryan Griffin having yet to take a regular-season snap in the NFL. With Glennon likely on the move next offseason to a potential starting opportunity elsewhere, his presence on the roster in 2016 would provide the Bucs with the luxury of grooming Griffin for one additional season.

Mike Glennon
QB CHI (9)
7 months ago

Glennon completed 11 of 20 passes for 120 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions in Saturday's 27-21 preseason victory over the Jaguars.

EDGE Analysis

Glennon entered the game midway through the second quarter and played until the end of the third period, leading one scoring drive in the process. The fourth-year pro capped off the seven-play, 59-yard possession with a five-yard scoring toss over the middle to Mike James. Glennon's extensive amount of work was at least partly designed to give him some valuable reps in live action, but could have also been an opportunity to continue to showcase his talents around the league to potential trade partners.