First-and-10: Mike Glennon puts QB debate on back-burner — for now

12 Sep , 2017 Sports

There were more questions about John Fox’s home on Marco Island, Fla. than there were about quarterback Mike Glennon at Fox’s press conference Monday following the Bears’ 23-17 loss to the Falcons on Sunday.

“It’s way better than anticipated,” Fox said of the damage to his Florida home in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

As for Glennon, the subject of the Bears’ starting quarterback never came up Monday — an indication of just how average Glennon was in his Bears debut or just how many other, bigger issues the Bears have in their quest for relevance.

Statistically, Glennon nailed the sweet spot of quarterback mediocrity with an 86.8 passer rating — 26-of-40 for 216 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions. He was good enough to keep the job, but unimpressive enough to leave you feeling the Bears might have a better option in rookie Mitch Trubisky.

So while the matter is settled at Halas Hall, the Glennon/Trubisky debate continues in full force everywhere else. Glennon gave his team a chance to win against the defending NFC champions (albeit with a defense that ranked 16th in yards and 20th in points allowed last season). He avoided turnovers. He had one of the …read more

Source:: Chicago Sun-Times – Sports

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