Bears’ Trubisky just isn’t ready, so Glennon will start at QB
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Rookie Mitchell Trubisky is soaked with NFL-calibre throwing talent, no question. He is not soaked with pro-style passing-game knowledge.
He’s pretty dad-gummed dry in that area, matter of fact.
So, believe this: Mike Glennon is the Chicago Bears’ starting quarterback for 2017. If not beyond.
That much has been made clear five days into Bears training camp at Olivet Nazarene University, a quaint Catholic school nestled amid flat Upper Midwestern farmlands, about an hour’s drive south of Chicago.
There had been speculation Trubisky, whom the Bears traded up on Day 1 of April’s NFL draft to select No. 2 overall, would push the fifth-year veteran Glennon in spring practices, to start, and here in training camp in earnest.
At Monday’s unpadded practice, Trubisky was still repping with third-stringers, as he goes through the slow, difficult process of grasping all the complex concepts of pocket-mandatory pro-football quarterbacking, after shining in a simpler, shotgun spread system in one glistening year of starting at the University of North Carolina.
You might have heard that Trubisky bobbled three of his first six snaps in team drills at Saturday’s first padded practice of training camp, so unfamiliar is he with the most rudimentary task of pro-style quarterbacking.