Here’s a news flash: In the modern day NFL, you cannot win without a franchise quarterback. Here’s another news flash: Mike Glennon is not a franchise quarterback. Or, put another way, why isn’t head coach John Fox willing to see what he’s got in Mitchell Trubisky, the quarterback the Bears traded up to get with the No. 2 overall pick in this year’s draft?
Markus Wheaton was a full participant in practice on Wednesday and wasn’t on the Bears’ injury report Thursday, signaling that the 5-foot-11, 189 pound speedster will make his Bears debut Sunday against his former team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. He’s not the solution for the Bears’ offense, but he could be part of it. For an offense that’s woefully lacked someone who can reliably stretch the field, Wheaton can at least provide the threat of going deep. Two years ago, while with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Wheaton averaged 17 yards per reception. Mike Glennon’s longest completion this year went for 22 yards. “It definitely adds another dimension,” Glennon said. “It’ll be great having Markus back.”
The first tweet appeared at 10:25 a.m. Arizona time on March 21. Four words from Kyle Long to his Twitter followers, a group now totaling more than 281,000. "I'm serious," he wrote four minutes later. "Is this what they warned me about!???" Long was ready to pull back the curtain on his recovery from reconstructive right ankle surgery, an arduous journey that has lasted more than 10 months leading to his return Sunday against the Steelers. The restlessness. The isolation. The frustration. All of it was new to the Bears' three-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman, who before last November never had been seriously injured. On that March day, amid another bout of disquiet, Long fired off 226 tweets in