The flashbacks to Jay Cutler have already started, and it's been on preseason game. The Chicago Bears moved on from their Cutler days when they signed Mike Glennon. However, it took one minute for Glennon to throw a pick-six as Chris Harris Jr. returned an interception for 50 yards in the Denver Broncos 24-17 win over the Bears.

Calls for Mitchell Trubisky to take over will begin

Trubisky shined for the Bears.

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The No. 2 overall draft pick in this year's NFL draft recorded 166 yards passing, one touchdown pass, and led three different scoring drives. The Bears even led 14-10 after the third quarter, but the Broncos tacked on 14 points in the final frame to take the win. Trubuisky led to scoring players that featured a two yard touchdown pass to Victor Cruz, a one yard plunge by Benjamin Cunningham, and a 25-yard field goal by Connor Barth.

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Glennon did not fare so well this game. He completed just two of eight passes for 20 yards. His passer rating was zero for the entire game. Glennon signed a three-year, $45 million deal this offseason with the notion that he was the starting quarterback. However, if these preseason games follow a similar pattern, it would not be crazy to hear fans call for a change. Trubisky will need time to grow.

He will not find success immediately. However, his planned starting time to suit up could come sooner than we know it if we see these similar stats three weeks from now.

Calm down, it's just one game

Just to bring some level headed thinking back to Bears fans, it's okay. You can calm down now. This was one preseason outing. Teams do not have their best players out there. If this production happens three weeks from now, you can be rattled, but it's too soon to make claims to have Trubisky start. Give Glennon time. He will produce down the road.

Other notables

Bears draft pick Tarik Cohen rushed for 39 yards on seven attempts. Cohen was also used as the Bears main punt returner. He finished with one return for 17 yards. Other offensive draft pick and tight end Adam Shaheen caught one pass for three yards. Deonta Thompson led the Bears in receiving with 64 yards on five receptions. John Timu, an undrafted free agent in 2015, shined with three tackles, and one sack.

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Leonard Floyd, the team's first round selection in 2016, looked well with his one sack. Nick Kwiatkowski led the Bears on defense with five total tackles. Mark Sanchez entered the game and completed one of four pases for just four yards.

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