Report: Glennon Prefers Chicago — And They Want Him

March 7th, 2017

Joe presumes there’s an underlying sadness in Chicago among fans of one of America’s most storied football franchises, the 98 year old Bears.

Nothing against Mike Glennon, but Bears fans learned in a more official capacity today that their team wants Glennon to lead them to the promised land. Would that inspire you?

It’s all over NFL Network. Insider reporter Ian Rapoport, who has a league-sponsored pipeline to every general manager, says the Bears will attack Glennon when the “tampering period” begins and Chicago is where Glennon wants to be.

This is such a pretty marriage. It almost reminds Joe of when Lovie Smith wedded himself to Josh McCown.

Yes, Joe’s being a wiseass. Joe sincerely wishes Glennon well.

Are the Bears really going to cough around $14 million a year for Glennon, as has been rumored? (Joe would presume a two-year contract.) That’s still hard to believe, but it’s sort of the NFL reality for starting quarterbacks.

As Joe wrote the other day, Glennon in Chicago could set up quite an embarrassment for Lovie Smith, who twice benched Glennon and was fired by the Bears.

Also, the Bears play in Tampa in 2017. Joe would love to see that game open the Monday Night Football season.

65 Responses to “Report: Glennon Prefers Chicago — And They Want Him”

  1. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Glennon would have better supporting cast in Cleveland or NY Jets

  2. Bird Says:

    crazy that they think he is going to be the answer. John foxx will get fired. That offense is losing best receiver so who will glennon throw too. He will throw a few to bucs dbs when we play em!

  3. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    You do have to understand the Bears have a very low standard when it comes to QB play. They’ve never really had a franchise QB. When Jim McMahon is the best QB in your history, that tells you a lot.

    That being said, I hope Glennon does well in Chicago. He’s been benched for a scrub and never really given a chance to start outside of his rookie year, but never once complained publicly. Thanks Mike and good luck in Chicago!

  4. Guzzie Says:

    Dusty the Jets and Browns have a better supporting cast, really, the Bears have stud RB, two young receivers Meredith and White, and a better Oline than our Bucs, that supporting cast made Hoyer and Barkley look like serviceable QBs

  5. DBS Says:

    I would not be to much of a smart azz. The Bucs do great on Monday,Thursday and Sunday night games don’t they!

  6. Destinjohnny Says:

    Call me crazy but i think if mike had started over Jw the last two years the numbers would be as good if not better
    He had a better rookie year with less talent.
    Having said that in would take Winston over mike

  7. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    John Fox had Peyton Manning for a few years at the end of Peyton’ career in Denver…after Manning had missed a year due to his neck. That’s the very best Fox has ever had.

    He’s used to cobbling together an offense with players like the legendary Jake Delhomme!

    He’ll draft defense…continue to build their D and simply maximize Glennon’s limited talents. MG8 will not be expected to WIN games in Chicago…simply to not LOSE them.

    And as Hawaiian pointed out this is a formula the Bears…and until #3 arrived…the Bucs are used to seeing. The Bear’s fans LOVE defense and they’ve never been spoiled by a franchise QB….although Hawaiian you left out the almost famous Rex Grossman! LMAO

  8. Not there yet Says:

    Chicago doesn’t really need a top tier receiver because Glennon doesn’t throw down field, the windy city will officially become checkdown city when the season starts

  9. Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    Ok Destinjohnny, since you gave permission, you are CRAZY! lol

  10. Joehelldeloxley Says:

    Good for him, he clearly has, and we all hope so because it means America Quaterback is doing well, no futur un Tampa.

    I wishlist him well.

    Now we have to fond a backup or a 3rd QB.

  11. The bucfan 88 Says:

    I was want glennon to got to the bills that’s a better fit for him but omg the bears really they have no wr a RB let’s be honest not that scary wow well I will say this he will regret not sighing that extension to be the highest paid back up u watch

  12. Harry in Costa Rica Says:


    You make a very good point. John Fox will make MG8 look as good as he can look. Wasn’t he also Tebow’s HC when the won the playoff game in Denver? If Fox (& Gase) can make Tebow look good, GG8 has a real chance to be good, not great, but good.

  13. Eric Says:


    You don’t know what you’re talking about. SMH @ these irrational glennon lovers.

  14. Joeypoppems Says:

    If he wants to start then Chicago is his best bet unless they shockingly decide to keep Cutler for whatever reason. Jets and Browns have much more murkier QB situations.

  15. Lunchbox Says:

    Hey if the Bears wanna sign the checks, and Glennon wants to cash them, I don’t begrudge the guy from taking his shot. Here’s your chance to prove your worth. Good luck, except for when you play the Bucs.

  16. Name Requred Says:

    Let’s not forget we’ll need a backup if Glennon leaves.

  17. Jeagan1999 Says:

    I kinda think that MG8 would be great inSan Fran in a west coast offense. More of an Alex Smith type offense. Short drops, quick reads, get the ball out fast…that kind of thing.

  18. SteveK Says:

    Glennon will play well and surprise people. Glrnnonbwas baptized by fire when Freeman fell of hard in a contract year, and he beat the steelers when filling in for McCown.

    Lovie starting McCown over Glenkojnwithout a camp competition has got to be the absolute dumbest move in Bucs history. Honestly, what kind of a moron can’t see that Glennon is better than McCown? I guess the same one that runs an extinct defensive scheme?

    It would be sweet to see Glennon go to Chicago and do well. Lovie is the coach at Illinois and they suck. Retribtuion through football!

  19. Bucsfanman Says:

    It’s a funny thing these QBs! Trent Dilfer won a SB, Brad Johnson won a SB, and Rex Grossman was in a SB. My point? Never say “never”!

  20. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “Call me crazy but i think if mike had started over Jw the last two years the numbers would be as good if not better”


    I don’t want to call you crazy, because I don’t want to offend crazy people.

  21. DB55 Says:

    Lol. Glennon gonna kill it with an oline and a running game. He’s gonna come home and whoop our arse. Screenshot this.

  22. tmaxcon Says:

    Chicago Fan is going ballistic… The last thing Chicago fan wants is Glennon. It’s hilarious turn on iheart app and get a laugh…

    The media and fans in chicago are going to chew up the heartless glennon between his horrid play and personality this will be fun to watch.

  23. The Buc Realist Says:

    With people like “Joe” wishing him well, who needs enemies!!!!!!!!

    Its just funny who some of the local media screamed how important for the QB starters to have all the practice snaps for timing and continuity to run an offense. Yet MG8 has never had that luxury!!!! I really do hope he gets an opportunity to start in this league and perform!!!!!

    And before I hear about the “eyeball” test, those same eyeball test seem to love the QB that run around from broken plays and don’t know the playbook or plays, and it seems “exciting” but they are not running an offense!!!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!

  24. USFBUC Says:

    I wish Glennon all the best, he was a good guy and took everything in stride here.

  25. DallasBuc Says:

    Having a hard time caring about who is interested in Mike Glennon. For all practical purposes he is not a Buc so don’t care.

  26. ToesOnTheLine!!! Says:

    Agree SteveK…retribution through (good) football. Lovie, TMax, even the once self-proclaimed general(s) of the Glennon mob Joe may have to eat a little crow if Glennon delivers the goods as a starting QB for the Bears. As for Glennon to a west coast offense…I say no way. In my opinion anyway Glennon’s skill set is far more suited to a Joe Flacco (downfield shots) style of play than an Alex Smith (dink and dunk) style. I think the Bears WR corp is actually a good fit to utilize Mike’s strengths.

  27. The Buc Realist Says:


    Technically, he is until this Thursday at 4:00 p.m. !!! And If he signs for big money and starts all year, and the Bucs miss out on free agency, their will be a compensatory pick for the 2018 draft!!!!

    Parts are still in play, until they are not!!!!!

  28. passthebuc Says:

    This is a sad day for Glennon. Ink a contract for about 30 million, leave Tampa as probably the healthiest QB in the league. And if it does not work out, will later sign a backup contract for about $7 million a year. Leave the league without taking many hits, a wealthy man. Such a sad day.

  29. Humpty Dumpty Says:

    Realist, I was just going to say the same thing! The one good thing about MG signing and playing elsewhere, is that we should get a nice 3rd round compensatory draft pick next year for his departure! We have to look at the bigger picture as we will at least get something in return for his service with the Bucs. Best of luck Mike!

  30. Buccfan37 Says:

    If Glennon goes to the Bears I think he improves that teams win total by at least one. He’s going, he’s not going, get it over with. What would a big stock market correction do to NFL salaries? What goes up must come down within Earths gravitational pull.

  31. DallasBuc Says:

    Realist- good point on the compensatory pick. Forgot all about that and now I suddenly do care about Mike Glennon and his future usefulness to the Bucs!

  32. tmaxcon Says:

    The only question now is will John Fox be joining Glennon, Murphy and Bell Insurance when they fail or will he just be a spokesman

  33. Tampa Tony Says:

    Definitely a W for the Bucs with captain checkdown at the helm for da bears

  34. tmaxcon Says:

    The Buc Realist

    come on man don’t get that compensatory pick pot stirring again. I have a better chance of getting Joe a date with Rachel Watson than the bucs of getting a comp pick… Don’t tease pepole realist LOL…

  35. DB55 Says:

    no idea why you people be sleeping on MGM. 18 games 30 TDs 15 ints.

    With only Vjax to throw to and no RB.

    If the oline protects him unlike ours did he’s gonna shock the league. He’s 100x better than Brock.

    You dudes are all coocoo

  36. tmaxcon Says:


    Luv ya brother but man you must of hit your head during a glennon highlight and it keeps playing over and over….. the highlights were rare then completely erased with the gutless dive out of bounds. get that head checked out my friend concussions are nothing to mess with we need you at 100%.

  37. gotbbucs Says:

    If I understand it correctly, teams get compensatory picks if the players/$ leaving outweighs the players/$ coming in. Who really believes that the Bucs are going to spend less than $15 – $20 million dollars in this free agency period?
    If Glennon and Mcdougald leave for big contracts and the Bucs don’t sign anyone they get comp picks, if I’m wrong in my thinking hopefully someone with more knowledge can explain.

    As far as Glennon goes, his sample size is smaller than the other FA Qbs in this class, that should work for him rather than against him. He’s younger and teams probably still believe his ceiling is higher than that of guys like Josh McCown and Ryan Fitzpatrick. Basically, Glennon still has a chance to be more than a bridge QB, that ship has sailed for the older veterans.

  38. Pick6 Says:

    $14 million is still bottom half starter money. when you take out guys like winston, carr, and mariota who are still on their rookie deals, he is basically being priced as a starter who is not in the bottom 5 but also not in the top 20. i think that’s a pretty fair valuation

  39. BurgDweller Says:

    Yeah, I wouldn’t be very excited if I was a Chicago fan to get Glennon. Getting Glennon is like getting a reliable mid size sedan, not flashy but reliable, unlike getting a sports car.

  40. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I hope he goes to Chicago. Or to the Browns. Or pretty much anywhere except Tampa. He’s a good enough guy but he will never gain value in Tampa. He’s going to bust wherever he goes.

    I would rather have a young guy in here that might gain trade value if he gets playing time. You know, like the Pats tend to get.

  41. DB55 Says:

    with the gutless dive out of bounds.
    That was a horrible call, he had the ball stretched out pass the marker and the ref jerked us per usual.

    Tmax have I EVER steered you wrong?

    Yoooo Omfg you are gonna love this ish. Yesterday Gil Garcia of JoeBucsFan tweeted a stat that will have the fanboys pulling their panties out in frustration. (That makes no sense).

    here’s the stat:
    “Following numbers are rankings for the entire league in (run) stuffs and stuff yardage. Ayers 231st, McDonald 248th, McCoy 277, A. Spence 321st”

    So basically against the run GMC is as useful as a wet paper bag. And the next-gen stats said he’s no where near the ball against the pass either.

    I’m just gonna drop this mic down right here and wait for some alternative facts from the fanboys.

  42. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    The Buc Realist Says
    “Technically, he is until this Thursday at 4:00 p.m. !!! And If he signs for big money and starts all year, and the Bucs miss out on free agency, there will be a compensatory pick for the 2018 draft!!!!”

    We’ll get nothing. Watch and see. The only chance Glennon will have of starting all season is if the team he goes to is tanking for the first pick.

  43. Joeypoppems Says:

    Those are some god awful rankings lol

  44. tmaxcon Says:

    i saw that tweet… loved it

    it’s funny the fanboys never back it up with on field examples and highlights of key or impact plays just the same ole rubbish which is meaningless and has never won a game on sunday. he’s good in the community, meaningless pro bowls, peers like him, mailman likes him, he smiles, coaches like him yadda yadda yadda all utter meaningless garbage… The results speak for themselves GMC lead defenses are soft, quit on coaches and embarrass themselves far more than they play great… that is the type of results and leadership you get with the smilin ice cream man leading the defense.

  45. Tampa Tony Says:

    DB55- Didn’t Glennon have Evans as well?

    Glennon showed very little leadership won 5 games and looked awful in pre season where defense’s are playing base coverages against backups

    Dude might have some nice garbage time stats but is backup material at best

  46. DB55 Says:


    On further review I must admit I’m beginning to like GMC. Honestly he’s pulled off the biggest heist since Darrell Revis stole 40 million dollars from the Glaziers.

    I WISH I could steal 90+ million from my employer. GMC is now a bonafide OG. #Respeck

  47. DB55 Says:


    Nah I think he only had Evans against the steelers. The previous yr it was Vjax and Rainey as his weapons. I could be wrong but I’m too lazy to look it up. Lol

  48. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Well it sounds like Glennon will get like $13-15 million or something.

    We will likely spend enough in new signings to likely offset that and not get a compensatory pick; but it seems like we’re in a win-win situation at least now in that regard.. either we sign some marquee FAs or we get a mid round pick next year

  49. Wausa Says:

    Even if Glennon gets a $15MM plus contract I doubt the Bucs will get a compensatory pick if the Bucs are aggressive in FA

  50. tdtb2015 Says:

    Bears remember Rex Grossman taking them to the Super Bowl. They figure another game manager could do the same. Dink and donk.

    Best wishes to Glennon. Now we can spend more money on starting players….Calais anyone?

    Go Bucs!!!!

  51. unbelievable Says:

    I mean if the Bucs were supposedly offering 8+ million a year to be a backup, I don’t think 13 – 14mil a year as a starter seems that crazy.

  52. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    ^ its not the money thats crazy. Its the idea that they want Glennon as their starter that’s crazy.

  53. unbelievable Says:

    Well yea I would agree with that

  54. Destinjohnny Says:

    All we can go on is facts boys. Glennon had a better rookie year than Jameis.
    He also had less talent. None of this is debatable.
    I would take Winston over him though.
    Mike will be a 15- 20 ranked starter
    Jameis will be 10-15
    Give glennon a cast and he will win some games

  55. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    1) I fee bad for Bears fans. Starting down the barrel of a year two possibly even two years with Glennon as your starter had to be extremely disheartening!

    2) Stop with compensatory pick BS. Unless the Bucs lose more players to free agency then they pick up there is no chance of a compensatory pick even if Glennon signs a $100M contract. With numberous holes the Bucs will and should be active in FA.

  56. Mike Johnson Says:

    Hell, if Glennon performs just average in Chicago? He’ll be twice as good as Cutler ever was. Cutler truly sucked!

  57. tickrdr Says:

    Tampa Tony Says:
    March 7th, 2017 at 11:06 am

    DB55- Didn’t Glennon have Evans as well?

    In 2014, Mike Evans played in only four games with Glennon and caught 4 TD passes from him. ( He missed the New Orleans game due to injury). He did have Tim Wright, Brian Leonard, Tiquan Underwood, Mike Williams (injured), and Chris Owusu in 2013 though, as well as Louis Murphy and ASJ in 2014.


  58. DB55 Says:

    Thank you tickrdr you are the man sir.

  59. Rod Munch Says:

    Glennon at his peak will be an average stand in the pocket game manager QB – he’s nothing special but the fact Joe Bucs just non-stop bashing the guy, I just don’t get it. I was all in with Winston, I didn’t want Glennon that scenario – I was po’ed that Schiano drove Freeman allegedly to a life of drugs as Freeman was a much better QB than Glennon was – but Glennon wasn’t awful when he played, he just wasn’t a playmaker. If Glennon goes to a team with a strong running game and good defense he will win a lot of games by just not making a lot of mistakes. He won’t win many games on his own – but he won’t lose then either. Give the guy a break Joe – he’s a top 30 QB as it stands right now – and there’s 32 jobs out there.

  60. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Two years in Chicago and then relegated back to the bench or out of the league. Personally, I think Glennon would have been wise to collect those back up QB for 10 years rather than the crushing blow he is going to feel once it sinks in that he does not have starter QB attributes and other teams realize this and decide to look for other back ups that they hope can turn into game managers at some point. The cycle will continue because teams with no hope at the position have to have hope that they can somehow turn water into wine.

  61. R.O. Says:

    Joe.. your dis of the Bears and MG8 is so stupid. Who is out there that you prefer to start for the Bears? Tyron? Hoyer? Turn back to Cutler? You keep criticizing yet offer no resolution…

  62. fitz Says:

    more low blows from the man who knows everything got screwed but bucs bashed by local media mostly steve duemig and joebucsfan glennon kept his mouth shut did his job knowing his day will come local media has to take last cheap shots about anyone is crazy to pay him the money people are taking about WOW BASH HIM EMBARRASS HIM then wish him well you kicked him around when he was down now he is leaving to a place that wants him you kick him in the ass one last time TAKE A LOOK IN THE MIRROR

  63. buccfan305 Says:

    Can’t blame Glennon. He’s never had his big pay day in the league and never had his chance to led a team. But he’s been a true professional here in Tampa and has never complained publicly about his situation. I wish him the best wherever he goes and hope he balls out ( until he plays the Bucs then he gets no love )

  64. tickrdr Says:

    R.O. Says:
    March 7th, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Joe.. your dis of the Bears and MG8 is so stupid. Who is out there that you prefer to start for the Bears? Tyron? Hoyer? Turn back to Cutler? You keep criticizing yet offer no resolution…
    Agree completely with your post. I have no earthly idea whether MG8 will be signed by the Bears or anyone else for that matter, but that is by far the best opportunity for him:
    1) Their offensive line was ranked seventh overall on for fewest sacks allowed and 7th overall for fewest hits allowed.
    2) Jordan Howard rushed for > 1300 yards, which was 2nd in the league overall.
    3) Their offense was ranked BETTER than the Bucs in nearly every statistical category except for scoring and turnovers. They only scored 17 points per game, and they were MINUS 20 in turnover differential. But they had MORE of those 20+ and 40+ yard rushing and passing plays than the Bucs.
    4) John Fox as the coach there.
    5)Significant salary cap and draft capital to spend as well.

    Did you know that MG8 has a career TD% of 4.8 and career INT% of only 2.4%, which should do well in the above scenario, if he is lucky enough to land there.


  65. Buc4Lyfe79 Says:

    The place where I was born and raised that just last week had all of it’s city council members vote unanimously to name a street after a convicted terrorist on top of being the current record holder for most gun related violent deaths in the world. Thought Glennon was supposed to be a “smart guy.” If you have an iota of sense , No Mike, you DO NOT prefer or want to end up in chicago.