The Chicago Bears traded for quarterback Jay Cutler back in 2009 and believed this his skills at quarterback could help them finally start to enjoy success once again. It worked for one season. In 2010, Cutler led the Bears to the NFC Championship game, where they lost to Green Bay Packers. It was the only time that Cutler made it to the postseason in college or throughout his professional career.

When Cutler chose to retire after the Bears finally cut ties with him this offseason, it was time for a fresh start in Chicago and the team signed Mike Glennon.

Jay Cutler’s legacy

Jay Cutler has an interesting legacy with the Chicago Bears. He took them to the NF Championship game in his second season with the team but couldn’t get them back after that. Cutler holds the Bears’ franchise records for completions (2,020), passing yards (23,443), passing touchdowns (154), passer rating (85.2), highest completion percentage (60.2-percent), 4th Quarter comeback wins (11), and most wins (49). However, most fans seemed to hate him because he couldn’t get the Bears into the playoffs and threw way too many interceptions.

Mike Glennon

With Jay Cutler gone, Chicago Bears fans are hoping for a change and it is former Tampa Bay Buccaneers starter Mike Glennon that they hope can bring winning ways back to Chicago. Glennon was seen as a good quarterback in Tampa Bay but the team saw a chance for an upgrade when they selected Jameis Winston with the first overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Glennon became an immediate backup but did enough to make himself a sought after free agent when he hit the market.

The Chicago Beats bit on him and gave him a three-year contract worth $45 million, with $18.5 million guaranteed. It was a big deal for a quarterback who has only played in eight games the past two seasons. In his only year as a regular starter. Mike Glennon threw for 2,608 yards with 19 touchdowns and nine interceptions over 13 games in 2013. He didn’t play a single snap in 2015.

However, the Chicago Bears then made it look like they were having second thoughts in the 2017 NFL Draft.

The team traded away a pick to move up one single spot to the No. 2 position in the draft to choose North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. Why trade up like that to take a quarterback at the top of the draft if you weren’t going to play him? However, ESPN reports that teammates seem behind Mike Glennon as their starter and he is expected to start this season. If he plays well, the Trubisky pick might be one of the worst of the 2017 Nfl Draft.

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