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The Trubisky / Glennon Scenarios for 2017

| May 4th, 2017

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke) 

Sure, there’s plenty of football to be discussed and dissected over the next eight months. But the future of the Chicago Bears rests on the development and performance of one Mitch “Friends Call Me Mitchell” Trubisky. That’s it. That’s the story moving forward.

Here are the probable scenarios at quarterback for the coming season.

  • Trubisky beats out Glennon before the start of the season. This is the dream scenario for experiencing 2017. Trubisky is the future and the faster we can get to the future, the more exciting Sundays will be. I believe Trubisky is better than Glennon right now, right at their current abilities, and I don’t doubt for a second he’s going to make it hard for the organization to keep him off the field.
  • Glennon is bad. If Glennon struggles for the first month of the season, what are the Bears going to do? They can’t turn to Shaw or Sanchez, whichever one makes the roster. Even if their hope is for Trubisky to spend all of 2017 on the sideline, they may be forced to alter the plan and get Trubisky on the field.
  • Glennon is blah. This is the most likely and for me, as a fan, the worst-case scenario. A blah Glennon means a blah 2017 season and a weekly petitioning from this site to just play the damn kid.

  • Glennon is good. If Glennon starts the season at QB and plays well the Bears will most likely let him see out the season and win as many games as possible. Do they then try to flip him for a pick in the off-season? Do they give him another season and continue developing Trubisky? Under this scenario, the Bears will have just as interesting an off-season at QB next year as they did this year.
  • Glennon is excellent. Do I think this is going to happen? No. But if Mike Glennon has a Pro Bowl season, the Bears are not going to trade him next off-season unless they’re recovering a king’s ransom. The more likely scenario is it gives Trubisky a second year on the bench. If Glennon does it again, well, let’s just say that’s a problem the Bears won’t mind confronting.

OTAs are around the corner. Bourbonnais is in like 80 days. And I still hold out hope, even if it is remote, that Mike Glennon never takes a meaningful snap for the Chicago Bears.

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  • Sahr Gborie

    Even if Mitch wins he will not be the QB to start the first game of the season. Pace already said it.

    “the more exciting Sundays will be” – why the hell are we trying to rush the kid when we dont have a team in place? wtf man? if giraffe neck is bad he is still the starting qb. why do we want to rush mitch?

    hell yeah we try to flip him for a pick in the off-season. 3-4 picks. do your damn job loggins and do it well.

    • willbest

      If Glennon is bad and we start out the season 0-4, putting Mitch in isn’t going to get us into the playoffs.

      So the question is, what additional value is gotten by putting Mitch in? Certainly the fans will want to see it, but does it help the Bears win in 2018 and beyond? We are talking about a guy that needs to learn an NFL playbook. Is it really a good idea to have 300lb men charging at him while he is still getting his footwork to the muscle memory stage?

      • Sahr Gborie

        exactly. he still needs to develop an nfl body. why get him killed like rg3?

        • BearDown100393

          Like Jay’s body right?

          • Sahr Gborie

            jay played a part in his down fall but he mainly got destroyed because we changed OC every year and had no one to block for him. no one can survive that kind of hot potato mess not brady, not rodgers, not big ben

          • BearDown100393

            Jay knows about a dozen playbooks and only 2 may have been decent.

          • Ososfan

            Which is extremely sad, man. All that talent gone to waste because of an incompetent front office. Smh.

          • Sactowns#1

            In all fairness, if you look at jay rookie year vs Jay in Chi, there’s a big dif.

          • BearDown100393

            Yes it did improve.

    • BearDown100393

      Wins what?

      • Sahr Gborie

        the job in qb camp. i would sit him. its too risky. he needs to learn an nfl playbook, develop an nfl body and all the intricacies of the game

        • BearDown100393

          You cannot win a job and then be parked on the bench. Just red shirt him.

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          I agree with sitting him, however if he outshines Glennon and it is clear that he is the better option by far what does that do to the moral of the team? These guys want to win so what incentives do they have when it apparent that the best option is not playing.

          • Sahr Gborie

            its about the long run. dont get the kid killed just to win some meaningless games. i know its not that simple since this is a job and some people will get fired at the end of the season but this is about building a team that can win in the long run like the patriots/packers/steelers

        • Irish Sweetness

          He needs to learn the game of football.

  • Ososfan

    Let Trubs sit and learn and study tape and keep being hungry. Glennon has more talent than people think, in my opinion. Just give the dude a chance. Glennon will be our QB for at least two years so let’s chill.

    • Sahr Gborie

      thank you sir. let the kid sit and learn. this is the exact reason we go giraffe neck…so the kid can sit and learn.

    • BearDown100393

      You are counting on him to “learn”.

      • Ososfan

        Definitely, he has to man, he can learn from everything going on at the professional lel, in my opinion.

    • Sactowns#1

      With that neck he can see over even the tallest linemen.

    • Jokey

      Picking up Glennon was such a flaccid move. He inspires nothing. I hope he’s awesome, I really do, but c’mon. That’s why Trub has such a backing already. There’s gonna be so much of this talk before and during the season.

      Getting Trub was a full-on boner move. Pace went all-in. I hated it for 5 minutes but loved it since.

      Jeff’s worst case scenario is unfortunately the most likely. If we’re gonna lose games with Mr. Mediocre, let’s do it with a guy who’s arrow up, not down. This is gonna be the mantra here, all day long. All season long.

      Edit: My assumption is that Trub will learn more on the field than off. Is that false? We haven’t seen much of this with our team so I honestly don’t know.

      • Ososfan

        I’ve been a big Glennon fan, I really wanted us to draft him way back when. The dude has talent and was treated like Trash for his Buccaneers career with 3 different coaches wanting their guy to come in instead of Glennon.

        • Irish Sweetness

          And it was all so risible years ago when some of us suggested trading Cutty and signing journey men like Glennon/Fitzy/McCown as bridges.

          And here we are.

      • Johnnywad

        Man Jokey, I don’t know about Trubisky having much backing. Pretty much everybody hates the pick.

        I don’t, but that seems to be the consensus.

        • Irish Sweetness

          I think he took the wrong QB, but time will tell – Pace is probably right. It was the trade not the pick I didn’t like.

          People have said either CLE or KC would have moved up. I say ‘So what?’. We would have been sitting there looking at Solomon, Adams and Watson, without fucking two drafts in the ass. QBs we have.

          People can defend Pace’s move all they want.

          But don’t call it smart.

          The smart thing to do was to do nothing.

  • Sactowns#1

    Ok, real talk. After watching that Bears puff piece on Mitch, does anyone else think he might be a little bit slow? http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=well+golly&&view=detail&mid=F55AE6ECC1D7483C9191F55AE6ECC1D7483C9191&FORM=VRDGAR

    • Bender McLugh

      no. next.

      • Sactowns#1

        You watch that video and tell me at the 25 second mark you don’t think, “hmmmm…..Mitch might need to be put in the special class”

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV4LP6kwR-c

        • willbest

          overwhelmed? I mean he was just shown that he is now a character in a football game.

          • Ososfan

            Lol. Exactly

        • Bender McLugh

          nope. but hey, keep up the good work.

        • Elect A Clown. Expect A Circus

          He looks fine, man. Kid has a good personality.

    • willbest

      In experienced with the media?

      • BearDown100393

        In NC there are no reporters because nobody can read newspapers

    • BearDown100393

      Peas and carrots

    • DaCoaches Mustache

      He does look a bit like the proud owner of an extra chromosome also. I take that as a positive, however. Peyton Manning anyone? Championship

    • Ososfan

      Nah, the dude just looks genuinely excited to be drafted to Chicago and enthusiastic that a team had faith to take him so early.

  • Elect A Clown. Expect A Circus

    Not sure why some people, who otherwise have great faith in Ryan Pace and believe everything he says, are not willing to believe his words in plain english.


    Zach Zaidman ✔ @ZachZaidman
    #Bears GM Ryan Pace says there is no quarterback competition in 2017.
    11:12 PM – 27 Apr 2017

    A qb with 13 college starts and no experience in NFL verbiage is not going to beat out Mike Glennon.

    Also, they already paid Glennon $15 million this year. They are not going to pay him $15 million to sit on bench. They will pay Trub to sit and learn on the bench but not Glennon.

    • BearDown100393

      Because Ryan Pace always tells the truth. Even when he lies.

    • Malice Halice

      Just like Sahr said there’s no point putting Mitch in when we don’t have shit around to support him. If we down by 2 scores in da late 4th, yea throw him in let him get some garbage time where da db’s ain’t too concerned. Otherwise let that man learn

      • Sahr Gborie

        I don’t get it Malice. I cant for the life of me understand why people want to rush the kids development. If he had more games under his belt I could understand. And that’s part of the reason people wanted Watson. But we don’t have a team for him to lead. We have pieces that will one day become a team:J.Howard, L.Floyd, C.Whitehair, K.Long

        • BearDown100393

          How many years left for Kyle Long seriously?

          • Sahr Gborie

            He can switch to Center and kick Cody out to to Guard

          • Ososfan

            Hmmm. That’s a fresh thought, interesting..

          • Johnnywad

            No it isn’t.

          • Johnnywad

            Absolutely. Let’s switch our best and third best linemen around. Just for fun. Sure they kick ass at their natural position but what the hell.

          • BearDown100393

            To be fair, he was responding under the premise that Kyle Long continues to play banged up.

          • Johnnywad

            I don’t see how that helps. It’s not like playing C brings considerably less injury risk. And if he does go down. You’ve got to fill two spots because Whitehair would then flip back to C and you need a new G.

            Just leave Whitehair alone and hope Long is healthy.

          • BearDown100393
        • Ososfan

          Yes sir.!

    • Ososfan

      EXACTLY! If Mitch learns the verbiage and plays by the end of the season, that’d be something crazy special. Those playbooks are huge and complex!

  • DaCoaches Mustache

    I bet Glennon will be injured by Thanksgiving. If they trot out Mark fucking Sanchize instead of our #1 pick, I’ll shit myself and just sit in there in my own filth for the rest of the game, mouth agape while chugging scotch.

    • Elect A Clown. Expect A Circus

      Don’t be such a meatball fan. There is more to being a qb in big media market like Chicago than just chucking the ball. Sanchez has been through intense crucible of the NY media market while being a first round pick. Both Glennon and Trub have no such experience. Sanchez is here to support them both through this. Dak Presocott’s credits Sanchez a lot on his first year success. Sanchez helped him in his pro transition.


      Pace also targeted Sanchez, the fifth overall draft pick by the Jets in 2009, to back up Mike Glennon because he has played under ultra-bright lights (New York, Philadelphia, Dallas and Los Angeles) since his college days at USC.

      “Mike’s a young player coming into a starting role in a big market,” Pace said of the 27-year-old starter. “And Sanchez has done that, so I think having some of those experiences is going to help behind the scenes.”

      • DaCoaches Mustache

        Skid Mark Sanchez excels at running into his centers bulbous buttocks and dropping the football. He is and always has been a fucking terrible quarterback. His experience in an intense media market is not relevant in any way.

        • Elect A Clown. Expect A Circus

          Fortunately, you are not the GM.

      • King of DBB

        Da Coach has been the resident Blog meatball when your anonymous ass was in diapers.

        #BlogHistory

    • BearDown100393

      Thanksgiving? Giraffe will be lucky to escape camp with all 38 cervicals undamaged.

    • Sactowns#1

      Butt fumble to the rescue!

    • willbest

      I am pretty sure Glennon hasn’t missed a start to injury. And his Tampa line was dogshit.

      • Johnnywad

        Oh we’ll fix that.

    • SC Dave

      wouldn’t you be wasting your scotch that way…. dribbling out the sides to plummet into the rest of your fetid mess?

    • Irish Sweetness

      Why did we sign Sanchez if he’s the #3?

  • Sahr Gborie

    Mitch is going to wear #10 for the Beloved
    http://bearswire.usatoday.com/2017/05/04/mitch-trubiskys-jersey-number-announced-by-chicago-bears/

    Connor Shaw is also listed as having the No. 10 on the Bears website. That doesn’t bode well for his chances of making the team.

    • BearDown100393

      Pace is such a prick. At least have the decency to cut Shaw first before handing over his number.

      • Elect A Clown. Expect A Circus

        Shaw is grateful to have a chance to be this year’s practice squad qb. Pretty sure he is not worried about his number.

        • willbest

          Teams don’t carry 4 QBs on their in season roster.

          • BerwynBomber

            They could boot Sanchez and keep Shaw on PS.

          • willbest

            That is a definite possibility.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            Jets did.

          • willbest

            Technically we had 5 with Hoyer, Shaw and Cutler on IR. Plus Barkley and Fales. Was not a recipe for success.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            it won’t matter anyways. Shaw will be injured in the preseason.

    • Ososfan

      My bad for stealing your thunder there, should have read be for reposting.

  • DaCoaches Mustache

    I certainly hope the Caucasian Merton Hanks can play.

  • Sahr Gborie
  • Sactowns#1

    Kevin White getting a little bit of superstition and switching from number 13 to 11.

  • Ososfan

    In other news Kevin White will now wear #11(which he wore throughout his college years) and Trubs #10 and Kendall Wright might wear #13 which he made famous in Tennessee. Here’s to hoping that number change will somehow magically benefit White someway, Lawd knows he needs all the postive ju-ju going his way.

    • BearDown100393

      No Bear should ever wear #13 again. Knox. White. Enough already.

      • Ososfan

        I hear ya, but Kendall Wright wore #13 always and did very well I’m excited about Wright, like, SUPER EXCITED!

        • BearDown100393

          Expect either a pretzel for a spine or a micro-shattered limb.

          • Ososfan

            Nooooo! Lol my uber optimism will cancel out that negativity!

          • BearDown100393

            Work it hard!

        • Sahr Gborie

          Broken leg 1st play of the season

          • Ososfan

            Nooooo! Lol my uber optimism will cancel out that negativity! Come on now! Haha

      • Bender McLugh

        Eeash, good point

    • willbest

      Trub kicked White off his number? I like him already.

  • BearDown100393

    Apparently Andrew has never heard of Fran Tarkenton.

  • Sactowns#1

    Love the headline “Jay Cutler’s New Job May Involve Apathetically Watching Football Games”

    • BearDown100393

      Anti-Madden

  • BerwynBomber

    So it looks like Jeff’s 2016 Adam Gase tweets will be replaced by his 2017 Niners tweets.

    Tons of I-told-you-so’s when they fail. Crickets when they succeed.

  • Johnnywad

    Jaye Howard is a Bear. Well done Pace. Well done.

    • Ososfan

      Alright! Yes!!

  • BearDown100393

    John Fox consulted an appropriate colleague/close friend on how to handle Mitch Trubisky.

    Of course that colleague/friend happened to be Jeff Fischer.

    This is going to work out just fine.

  • BuddhaJoe

    No way Mitch sees the field this year. He’s not ready, they paid Giraffe Boy 16 mil and they brought in the Butt Fumbler.

  • beninnorcal

    This is going to sound crazy, but I have a strange feeling that Glennon is going to be kind of good this year. I’m not sure why.
    But I agree with others and hope we don’t see Mitchell this year.

    • Elect A Clown. Expect A Circus

      Bill Polian said the other day that Peyton Manning was 4 year college starter and yet struggled badly in his rookie year throwing 28 INTs.

      They have no option but to sit Trub on the bench for a year.

    • Malice Halice

      Our schedule is gonna be mostly shootouts. I predict we average 21ppg (JH gettin 2 per game) Glennon won’t be probowl but honorable mention. Glennon will be the “Flip House QB” for Pace.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      how’s the batteries in your Carbon Monoxide detector? have you check lately? no reason just curious.

      • beninnorcal

        lol, I prefaced it with the fact that it sounds crazy. Just a strange suspicion.

    • leftcoast dave

      I’m with you, dude. Peeps with a chip will take that chance and who knows what will come out of it? He was dissed early, studied with the clipboard, and now gets his chance.

      I’d love to see him become Pro Bowl!

    • BuddhaJoe

      He did OK on a garbage team so who knows? I’m expecting an Orton like performance, which ain’t great but it could be a lot worse.

      • CanadaBear

        Let’s hope for a helluva lot more than that.

    • BerwynBomber

      I’ve liked the idea of Glennon as a bridge guy ever since TB benched him after his rookie year for McCown. For a rookie QB he played well.

      Realistically, I’m hoping he’s a cross between Cutler and Hoyer w/ slightly better performance/efficiency #s than each.

      A huge key will be if Howard stays healthy and duplicates his rookie performance. That will take a lot of pressure off Brike.

    • AlbertInTucson

      “Kind of good”.

      I need some clarification.

      Is that comapared to other NFL QBs or compared to BEAR QBs?

      And we all know there IS a difference.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Well, he’s got zero excuses. Something Cutty could never say about his teams in Chicago.

  • leftcoast dave

    Pace is such an idiot. He could have drafted Soloman, yea, Soloman or Thomas. Sure, rookies but we need help on the D line! What’s he going to do there? Bullard is a bust! Yea, stoopid drafting.

    • EnderWiggin

      That Howard guy we just signed should look good opposite Hicks.

      • leftcoast dave

        Dudes. You did not see my tongue seriously planted into my cheek? All the bitches we have had whining this last week made me post that silliness. Duh? Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda, shit, whiny shit, whiny shit after whiny shit. Please. Yea, I wanted to go all out Houston and get picks to build upon. But the reality is, Pace saw his chance to get a franchise QB and took it.

        Enough of the whiny bs already, ok? Pace is making great decisions, ok?

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          sorry man. it’s hard to keep track of who all was being whiny little bitches the last couple weeks.

          • leftcoast dave

            Amen to that dude. So much whiny bs shat coming down. Had to parody it.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      disagree. he is a genius. smart drafting.

    • Elect A Clown. Expect A Circus

      Be glad that Pace was able to get Trub. If no Trub, the plan was to draft Christian McCaffery at #3. Can only imagine fan reaction. May have led to riots in Chicago..

      Watch at 1:20 mark below

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZvHazVKsco

  • Elect A Clown. Expect A Circus

    SiriusXM NFL Radio‏Verified account @SiriusXMNFL 53m53 minutes ago

    “He’s going to be a great teammate no matter who is breathing down his neck, thats just who he is” – @MarkdominikNFL on Mike Glennon #Bears

  • AlbertInTucson

    This is me, not racing out to buy a pair of $495 for a pair of Lonzo Ball shoes.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      you pre-ordered them, didn’t you?

      • AlbertInTucson

        “THAT’LL be the day.” -Ethan Edwards (John Wayne), THE SEARCHERS.

        • EnderWiggin

          Aww man, he dies in that one…

          • AlbertInTucson

            No, he does not.

    • AlbertInTucson

      The day I spend $495 on shoes, there better be about 8 to 10 pair involved.

  • AlbertInTucson

    I don’t even know.

    What does a pair of Air Jordan’s retail for?

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      no clue but my guess is it is enough to feed a starving kid in africa for a few years.

  • Ososfan

    Why have the Bears not extended Hicks yet?!

  • Irish Sweetness

    Just a thought.

    I was watching Charles Woodson’s A football Life.

    We shouldn’t be looking for choirboys to fill our roster, and this is why I think Pace will never put a SB squad together.

    He seems to eschew the badboys. Woodson admitted he wasn’t an Xs and Os guy. Didn’t put in the time in the film room. Drunk driving. Ticked all the boxes of a guy to avoid on draft day … if you’re Ryan Pace. He played for 18 years, was in 9 PBs.

    It’s hard enough to find balanced individuals in everyday life, never mind finding them amidst the ranks of a bunch of Alpha Males.

    Do you want a Lombardi … or a squad of Mormons?

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