Jan 26, 2013; Mobile, AL, USA; Senior Bowl north squad quarterback Mike Glennon of North Carolina State (8) throws against the Senior Bowl south squad during the first half of the Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
This might come to a surprise to many Chicago Bears fans but they are working out a quarterback before the NFL Draft begins Thursday night. The Bears will be working out North Carolina State senior quarterback Mike Glennon today in Raleigh according to CBSSports.com’s Jason LaCanfora.
This actually might be a good move for the Bears as starting quarterback Jay Cutler is in his final year of his deal plus Chicago does not have any good backups. Currently, the Bears backup quarterbacks are Luke McCown and Matt Blanchard. McCown hasn’t taken a snap since the 2011 season and Blanchard is a career number three quarterback on the depth chart.
In terms of Glennon, last season he threw for 4,031 yards and had 31 touchdowns with 17 interceptions. Those are pretty good numbers but in his last college game in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl versus Vanderbilt, Glennon did not have a nice showing. He threw for 383 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions. Lastly, Glennon has the physical qualities that you want in a quarterback he is 6 foot 7 and has a strong arm.
If I’m the Bears would I most likely consider drafting Glennon in the second or third round because you have a new head coach in Marc Trestman, who probably wants to draft his future quarterback in this draft so he can develop him if the Bears ultimately decide to go a different route at quarterback in the near future.
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