Mike Glennon will sign with the Chicago Bears, per every reporter covering the NFL right now, and it seems like that deal will be really lucrative. Apparently the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ backup quarterback is worth as much as a second-tier starter. Who knew?
Take it away, Ian Rapoport.
When Mike Glennon’s deal is finalized with #Bears, it’s expected to be 3 years for an average of $14.5M, source says. Will still draft a QB— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2017
Oooooookay then. Good luck with that kind of investment. The Bucs were, of course, never, ever going to remotely match that kind of money.
This does raise some weird questions. Like, say, how in the world did the Bucs not manage to find anyone who wanted to trade significant draft capital for Glennon the past two years if this is what he’s getting on the open market?
We can be pretty certain of one thing, though: this probably means the Bucs will get an actual, real, proper compensatory draft pick next season. This will depend on the most expensive players the Bucs sign this year, and the amount of free agents they sign versus lose on the open market, but they may even get a late third-round pick for Glennon.
Meanwhile, the Bears get the most meh quarterback to have ever mehed. I hope they enjoy him while they groom someone else to take over.