LAKE FOREST, Unwell. — Bears quarterback Mike Glennon acknowledged on Tuesday that Chicago’s choice to draft Mitchell Trubisky caught him off guard, but he reported he is been assured he’ll get the starting work for the impending time.
“I believe just like everybody right here, I was amazed [the Bears took Trubisky next in general],” Glennon reported soon after the Bears’ OTA practice.
“That is the base line. But it was created crystal clear to me about ten minutes soon after, from a simply call from [normal supervisor] Ryan [Tempo], and the upcoming morning again, the 2017 time is my yr. That is all I can fear about. I am not concerned about the upcoming. I am not concerned about the past. I am concerned about the existing, and right now this is my team, and that is wherever my concentrate is.”
Glennon, 27, started out eighteen games for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2013-14 but used the last two yrs as Jameis Winston‘s main backup. Glennon’s lack of current starting expertise did not deter the Bears from going all in on the 6-foot-6 quarterback in cost-free company. Chicago signed Glennon to a 3-yr offer truly worth $sixteen million guaranteed in 2017.
At no point prior to the draft did Tempo trace to Glennon that the Bears were major about having a quarterback with their initially-spherical decide. Glennon, while, reported he has no regrets about deciding upon Chicago around other options in cost-free company.
“There is certainly unquestionably no cause to go hindsight,” Glennon reported. “But even if I were to, I would continue to have come right here. Like I reported, this is my yr. There are no guarantees in the NFL. The bulk of men in the NFL are participating in yr-to-yr. I am right here to establish myself that I can be the quarterback this yr and going forward. But right now my concentrate is on winning games this yr.”
Bears coach John Fox reported he is pleased with how Glennon — irrespective of the abnormal situation — is asserting himself on offense.
“Seriously from Working day 1 when we signed him, that was the solution,” Fox reported. “That was the solution we took as an business and the identical with him as much as having to know his teammates, perhaps not in a practice factor but as much as just conversation. He’s that sort of dude, experienced the identical name though he was in Tampa and identical issue even at NC Point out as a college athlete. He’s sort of grabbed the bull by the horns, and I don’t hope it to transform.”
“He seems like a fantastic child,” Glennon reported. “Obviously we haven’t used a complete ton of time alongside one another — the rookies have to do some different issues on the aspect, and he experienced to go out of town this past weekend. But he seems like a fantastic child, eager to find out, and I believe we’ll have a fantastic relationship.”