The Chicago Bears have been entertaining the idea of trading long-time QB Jay Cutler for quite some time. However, the main belief around the league is that Cutler will not accept a trade to any team and would likely retire.
Cutler is under contract until 2020, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility that veteran does actually retire. His future in the NFL is certainly unknown, as he recently had shoulder surgery and, although Cutler should be ready to go by the time free agency starts, he hasn’t exactly been seen as the savior for the Bears, like the team and their fans once saw him.
Now it has come to light that the Bears might just be loading up to aggressively pursue free agent quarterback Mike Glennon. Chicago will not be the only ones interested in Glennon, as the Jets name has been thrown in the mix as possible suitors, as well.
Many have said that Glennon could fetch anywhere from $10 to $12 million per season on the open market, and the Bucs also threw money at their free agent backup quarterback as claims have been made that they want to make him the highest-paid backup in the league. Some see this as a steep price for a quarterback who has barely taken a regular season snap since 2014.
But Glennon has also proven himself capable time and time again. It will surely be interesting to see what happens in the next couple of weeks, as multiple teams could possibly get involved in a bidding war over him.