Mike Glennon will continue collecting NFL checks, this time reportedly from Arizona

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Even though he officially isn’t a free agent yet, Mike Glennon reportedly has a new team already.

Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace said weeks ago that the team would cut the veteran quarterback — who was given a perplexing three-year, $45 million contract by Chicago last year — when the new league year begins Wednesday. And when that happens, Glennon will land with the Arizona Cardinals, according to NFL Network.

Details of the agreement were not immediately available.

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In Arizona, Glennon will join a new-look quarterback depth chart alongside Sam Bradford, who reportedly agreed to a one-year, $20 million deal with the Cardinals to fill the void left by the retired Carson Palmer.

Mike Glennon had a 1-3 record in four starts at quarterback for the Chicago Bears. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Mike Glennon had a 1-3 record in four starts at quarterback for the Chicago Bears. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The 30-year-old Bradford played in two games for the Minnesota Vikings in 2017 as he sat out with a knee injury. Glennon, 28, lasted two games longer than Bradford by starting Chicago’s first four games before stepping aside in favor of No. 2 overall pick Mitchell Trubisky. Glennon went 1-3 as the Bears’ starter, throwing for 833 yards, four touchdowns and five interceptions while collecting a cool $18.5 million in the process.

Not too shabby, but Glennon, who has a career 6-16 record as a starter, will have to collect a few more contracts to reach Bradford’s level of wealth.


Glennon and Bradford will presumably compete for the starting role, though Bradford likely will have a leg up heading into training camp. Still, the Cardinals needed another option in case the perennially injured Bradford, you know, gets injured again.

Or the Cardinals could look for a quarterback in the draft. Based on the length of Bradford’s (and likely Glennon’s) deal(s), that seems like a fairly safe bet. Coming off an 8-8 record in 2017, the Cardinals hold the No. 15 overall pick ahead of Steve Wilks’ first season as head coach. A new head coach would love to have a shiny, new franchise quarterback to work with moving forward. But until that hypothetical quarterback is ready, Arizona have two veteran options to work with for the time being.

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