In the offseason, the bears signed QB Mike Glennon to a three-year, $45-million contract only to move up in the NFL Draft to take QB Mitch Trubisky just a few months later.
And now it seems that they actually signed Glennon to a four-game, $18.5-million contract because that is the amount of money that was guaranteed.
And given that the team announced yesterday they were already benching Trubisky in favor of Glennon, I can pretty much guarantee you they won’t be paying him any more than they need to in the future.
And I mean, even if Trubisky struggles because that’s what rookies do sometimes, given how much Glennon struggled as the starter—going 1-3 and turning the ball over eight times with five interceptions and three lost fumbles—there’s no reason to hold onto a QB who can’t hold onto the ball.
Meanwhile, Trubisky will make his debut in grand fashion—facing the vaunted Minnesota Vikings defense on Monday Night Football.
That’s quite the coming out party.
And fitting, considering Glennon’s last game was in front of a national audience on Thursday night football in which he was picked off twice, lost a fumble on a sack and had another snap ricochet off his knee for a lost fumble in a 35-14 loss at Green Bay.
That’s quite the going away party.