According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, several GMs around the league believe the Bears have the “strongest current interest” in free agent QB Mike Glennon and believe they will emerge as the “front-runner” to sign him in the coming days.
While Bears reportedly “love” Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo, but trading for him would cost significant assets and La Canfora says that the Bears seem convinced Glennon can be their starter.
As for what it could take to sign Glennon, La Canfora anticipates him signing a deal that would pay him in the $12-million per year range with the opportunity to earn “significantly” more based on production and incentives.
A few days ago, Brad Biggs reported that the Bears are expected to make a “strong big” to sign Glennon and others have made the connection before this.
The Jets have also come up as a team to watch for Glennon.
Glennon, 26, is a former third-round pick of the Buccaneers back in 2013. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $3.104 million rookie contract and stands to make a reasonable base salary of $675,000 for the 2016 season.
In 2016, Glennon appeared in two games for the Buccaneers threw for 75 yards while completing 10 of 11 pass attempts to go along with one touchdown and no interceptions.
We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2017 Free Agents list.