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.”
Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered the Cardinals since 2012 Graduate of Indiana University Member of Pro Football Writers of America Follow on Twitter TEMPE, Ariz. -- The last time the Cardinals woke up the morning of a game, looked outside and saw the friendly Arizona landscape, it was Aug. 19, and their roster was nearly twice the size. It was their third preseason game, against the Chicago Bears. A lot has changed since. Arizona has played four consecutive road games -- two in the preseason and two in the regular season -- with three in the Eastern time zone. In the meantime, the Cardinals' roster has shrunk from 90 players to 53. When the Cardinals take the field at University