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.
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.
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.
If Sam Bradford sees the entirety of his $20 million contract, he will have earned $134,084,404 over his career. 34 career wins since he entered the league in 2010, and never more than 7 wins in a season.
— Jimmy Kempski (@JimmyKempski) March 13, 2018
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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