Mike Glennon throws pick six on second pass with Bears

Arnold Nichols
August 12, 2017

So, who's ready to read way too much into preseason stats? He was on the field for all of the Bears points, two touchdowns and a field goal.

But as we imagined would happen, the Bears have to watch these practice games like everybody else. And it continued into the second half. One of the few knocks against Trubisky is something in which he can't really help... his experience.

That's especially true if the rookie can lead the backups to touchdowns as he did in Thursday night's 24-17 loss to the Broncos at Soldier Field.

The Bears have been unwavering in their support of Glennon, but if the rest of the preseason plays out like Thursday's game, Trubisky could force Fox's hand.

Figure Glennon remains the starter after this game because change doesn't happen overnight in the National Football League after months of planning have gone into what is a seismic change for the franchise.

As the Bears have reiterated time and time again, this is Glennon's job to lose, at least for this season. He scrambled and took care of the football.

Trubisky showed exactly why general manager Ryan Pace traded up a spot with San Francisco to draft him with the No. 2 overall pick.


The Bears have been searching for a franchise quarterback since Sid Luckman in the 1940s.

Glennon's had both good and bad days since the Bears reported to training camp in late July, but this one was about as terrible as possible and came on a much grander stage.

Maybe a little lost in the Glennon disappointment/Trubisky hype was that Vic Fangio's defense had a solid day. The Bears gave up a king's ransom for a relatively small payoff - there was no guarantee Trubisky was going to be taken by another team - and while Trubisky clearly had talent, he wasn't considered a can't-miss quarterback prospect.

While having three quarterbacks on a depth chart usually signals controversy, the majority of the fight for starting duties will come next year after Trubisky has had a year under his belt.

"Mike's the starter", Trubisky said.

You have to guard against overreaction to the second half of the first exhibition game, but for a first impression, Trubisky looked good enough that he ought to pass up Sanchez immediately. "You don't have to look for as many keys". I got to get used to coming out as a starter and playing and being that guy.

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