During free agency, the Chicago Bears signed perennial back-up QB Mike Glennon to a three-year, $43.5 million deal. Then they shocked the world when the traded multiple picks to move up in the NFL draft to take UNC QB Mitch Trubisky.
According to Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune, Glennon was not happy about the selection when he heard about it while at the Bears draft party at Soldier Field.
Via The Chicago Tribune:
“It’s a good thing there wasn’t a camera on Glennon when Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Trubisky’s name. If anyone ever needed Miller Time, the veteran quarterback did in that moment.
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.
Allow me to play the world’s smallest violin for Glennon who just signed a 3-year $45 million dollar with $18.5 million of it being guaranteed even though he has a 5-13 record as a starter.”