The Bears will have a new QB this season. Former Bucs backup Mike Glennon and the Bears have agreed to terms and he will sign Thursday afternoon when the new league year starts. Glennon will sign a three-year contract with Chicago that will pay him $14.5 million per season.
Tampa wanted to make Glennon the highest paid backup in the NFL but he refused the offer in order to become a starter. Something he has wanted for some time. Glennon has not started a game since 2014, but in 18 starts with Tampa, he has thrown for 4,000 yards and 30 touchdowns. Ending his stint in Tampa with an 84.6 QB rating, Glennon is now ready to begin the next chapter of his NFL career as the starter for the Chicago Bears.
The Buccaneers will face the Bears in 2017 at Raymond James Stadium and it will be interesting to see how Glennon performs as a starter in Ray Jay for the first time since 2014. Sadly, he will be in another team’s uniform.