Chicago Bears quarterback Mike Glennon was reportedly unaware that the team would move up int he 2017 NFL Draft to select perhaps Glennon’s successor, NC’s Mitch Trubisky.
…and he’s not happy about it, according to Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune.
Glennon was at the Bears’ draft party when the selection made, making for an awkward situation.
So now we have a trust issue creeping up just ahead of the 2017 season between Glennon and GM Ryan Pace, one that will need a little damage control before it gets out of hand.
“He found out as the rest of the world did. The Bears don’t believe in him as much as he thought, as much as they conveyed to him during his blissful first seven weeks on the job. Glennon felt as though he had been cheated on, according to people in the know. When admiration, affection and support abruptly become rejection, it hurts. And the pain cuts deep.
Of course, most people don’t get $18.5 million guaranteed for their heartache. Glennon, 27, is only slightly more proven at the NFL level than Trubisky. General manager Ryan Pace owes it to the Bears and the fans to examine every option to improve the most important position on the team. And in Trubisky, Pace believes he has found Chicago’s version of Drew Brees.”