Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky is going to get to start on Monday, and he thinks fellow quarterback Mike Glennon had a lot to do with getting him ready.
“I can’t say enough good things about Mike through this whole process,” Trubisky said, per Larry Mayer of the team’s official website. “Really from Day 1 he’s taken me in, accepted me and made me a part of the quarterback room, him and Mark [Sanchez] both. I’ve learned so much from him and continually how he carries himself throughout the situation as a professional and a person. It just says a lot about him and his character and what he means to this football team. I wouldn’t be where I’m at in my development without Mike or Mark. I owe a lot to that quarterback room.”
The Bears are also 1-3 and Glennon, in just four games, turned the ball over through interceptions or fumbles eight times. That two turnover per game average also has a lot to do with Trubisky getting the nod.
Glennon didn’t want to be benched, but he also doesn’t sound angry about it.
“Obviously, not what I wanted,” Glennon said. “Not what I hoped for. But I still have a role on this team. I’m still a captain of this football team. I’m going to handle it like a pro. I think I played well enough to win two [games]; didn’t play well enough to win in the other two. Obviously, turnovers were very critical. But I’m going to stay ready, be ready to go because I’m only one play away.”
He was also very conscious that, with his $19 million guaranteed whether he plays or not, he’s very lucky to be in his position.
“You always try to have perspective on things,” Glennon added. “You look around the country, the world, and you see what’s going on, and that kind of brings perspective back into things. I always try to have that perspective on just the grand scheme of life, even in disappointing times.”
Furthermore, he stressed that he’d keep helping Trubisky, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Glennon was in a similar situation when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted quarterback Jameis Winston at No. 1 overall.
“I told Mitch whatever he needs, I’m here to help him,” Glennon said. “I’ve been in that situation before with the highly-drafted guy. Two different guys, two different personalities. But whatever I can do to help, I’ll be there for him. I’ll continue to help Mitch in any way I can.”
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