Bears QB Mike Glennon felt 'cheated on' with Mitchell Trubisky pick, report says

After bringing Mike Glennon in during the offseason, the Bears decided their future lies elsewhere.

Less than two months ago, the Bears signed free agent Mike Glennon to a contract which includes $18.5 million guaranteed, apparently signaling their faith in him as their quarterback going forward. But those dreams ended Thursday night when Chicago traded up one spot in the draft to take Mitchell Trubisky No. 2 overall.

While everyone connected to the Bears has said Glennon will be the starter this year, it's clear he's not viewed as the future of the franchise. You don't take a quarterback second overall and then not give him a chance. As a result, Glennon was reportedly extremely hurt by the news.

Via the Chicago Tribune:

[Glennon] 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.

On Saturday, Bears coach John Fox admitted that all players are "not really excited" when you draft someone else at the same position.

“And you allow them that,” he added. “I think that’s something that you do, and you do talk that through. But they get over it. And then they start competing."

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Competing for how long, though? Glennon likely believed he was going to get a chance to prove himself worthy as the team's starter. But now he probably realizes he's just a stopgap. If nothing else, he gets this year to show what he has in the hopes another team could use him, if that's what it comes down to.


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