The Chicago Bears continue to make it known that the most important position on the field won’t be left up to a training camp competition.
Reiterating a position stated by the team on the heels of April’s draft, general manager Ryan Pace said this week that Mike Glennon is the club’s starting quarterback.
“Glennon’s here for a reason,” Pace said, according to JJ Stankevitz of CSN Chicago. “We evaluated him over the years. We’re very confident in him. Glennon’s our starter and we’re confident with that.
“This thing is going to have to play out. But Mike Glennon is our starting quarterback and I don’t think now is the time to deal in hypotheticals going forward.”
Trading up one spot to select Mitchell Trubisky at No. 2 overall was, of course, a move made with an eye to the future. At some point in the not too distant future, the former North Carolina standout should have his opportunity to lead the Bears’ offense.
But Chicago sticking with its veteran signal-caller for at least the early parts of the upcoming season, if not for Trubisky’s entire rookie campaign, is certainly to be expected.
Clearly optimistic that the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback can at least be a bridge option under center, the Bears were comfortable giving Glennon a three-year, $45-million contract in free agency.
Trubisky will presumably enter training camp competing with Mark Sanchez for the primary backup role.
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