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Bears confirm that Mike Glennon is their starter for the 2017 season

Rachel Wold
Mike Glennon signed with the Bears

The Chicago Bears pulled off an aggressive trade with the San Francisco 49ers in order to select quarterback Mitch Trubisky at No. 2 on Thursday evening.

This news has led to some speculation about what the Bears’ plans are for quarterback Mike Glennon, who the team signed in free agency.

Well, Glennon can breathe easily for now. General manager Ryan Pace clearly identified the Bears’ intentions for the upcoming season regarding Glennon and Trubisky.

“Mike Glennon is our starting quarterback,” Pace said, via Chris Emma of CBS Chicago. “There’s no quarterback competition when Mitch gets here. Glennon is our starting quarterback. We’ll focus on Mitch’s development and Mike Glennon winning games for the Chicago Bears.”

According to the report, Pace called Glennon and informed him of the news. Glennon said that he planned to watch the draft, so he witnessed first-hand the surprising chain of events.

Glennon started a total of 13 games in his four years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He is currently signed to a three-year, $45 million deal which includes $18.5 million in guarantees. The Bears can pretty much get out from under Glennon’s contract following the 2017 season should he fail to perform.

If so, then Trubisky would likely take over under center. Until then, it appears to be Glennon’s team in Chicago.