NFL Free Agency: Bears lose out on cornerback Stephon Gilmore

NFL Free Agency: Bears lose out on cornerback Stephon Gilmore

So, now the Bears move forward with Glennon, who will be signing a reported three-year, $45 million ($19 million guaranteed), per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "He's got a strong arm and he looked damn good in practice", one team source told Sporting News.

Clearly John Fox has something against Jay Cutler because Glennon is definitely a downgrade. I'm hoping for the best, but I'm not getting my hopes up. Mike Glennon has played sparingly in his 4 year career and there have been some mixed reviews on his potential however Jon Gruden once compared him to a Super Bowl winning quarterback.

-In his rookie season (2013), Glennon posted QB ratings of 137.5 and 138.4 in back to back wins. He was drafted in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos, perceived as the next quarterback of the long haul for Mike Shanahan.

The Bears were in the running for Gilmore as they desparetley need help in the secondary.

WR Pierre Garcon (Washington) to San Francisco. "The 5'11", 210-pounder has 15 interceptions over the past four seasons including six a year ago.

Glennon will arrive in Chicago with an even less-impressive resume than Osweiler, who at least had his moments during a seven-game starting stretch in 2015. The Bears would be much better off picking a wideout on the second or third day of the draft.

Glennon's best attribute - and the one that may have convinced Chicago to sign him instead of someone like Ryan Fitzpatrick - is that we haven't seen him play for two years. He served as Winston's backup the last two seasons. I've been part of way more National Football League meetings and overall I feel like I'm a much smarter player.

Among Chicago's most polarizing athletes, Cutler's tenure with the Bears was marked by turnovers.

Cutler never had a full compliment of players to truly live up to the lofty expectations heaped upon him when the Bears traded for him.

Unfortunately for the Bears, Gase did too good a job. The ex-Ram proved that some players care more about money than winning.

Cutler's final year with the Bears ended with a 3-13 record. He also missed time with a thumb injury, and then his season came to a premature end due to shoulder surgery. And for that, Chicago is willing to commit 9 percent of its salary cap dollars to him next season.

Wouldn't a move such as this make the MetLife boobirds, should they decide to show up in November and December, euphoric Woody Johnson didn't raise ticket prices? Many fans wanted Brian Hoyer, who filled in admirably in Cutler's absence, but that was not meant to be. None was selected in Chicago's previous two drafts.

Glennon acknowledged "more of a level of comfort and confidence" as a 27-year-old as opposed to having to step into the starting role at the age of 23 with Tampa Bay.

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