Fantasy Slant: QB Mike Glennon to the Chicago Bears

By Vincent Frank on Friday, March 10th 2017
Fantasy Slant: QB Mike Glennon to the Chicago Bears

On the same day that the Chicago Bears lost/parted ways with both Jay Cutler and Brian Hoyer, the team added a new "long-term" solution at the quarterback position. 

Chicago officially signed former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon to a three-year, $45 million contract. He will be the team's staring quarterback in 2017. 

Glennon, a former third-round pick of the Buccaneers back in 2013, started a combined 18 games in his first two NFL seasons before Tampa Bay drafted Jameis Winston No. 1 overall in 2015. In those 18 starts, the North Carolina State product put up 30 touchdowns and 15 interceptions while averaging over 220 passing yards per game. 

Like most of the most at quarterback this offseason, it would be a mighty big surprise if Glennon had any fantasy relevance in 2017. Sure he played well for the Buccaneers in limited action. But here's a dude that has thrown a combined 11 regular season passes over the past two years. That adds to the questionable contract he received. 

It's also important to note, that the Bears lost No. 1 receiver Alshon Jeffery to Philadelphia in free agency on Thursday. There's really not a whole lot for Glennon to work with on the offensive side of the ball. 

Considered a game manager within the scouting community, Glennon's presence in Chicago could very well continue to lead to huge fantasy relevance from 2016 mid-round pick Jordan Howard. He put up over 1,600 total yards and seven touchdowns as a rookie last season. That's probably the biggest takeaway here, as Howard should be considered a viable top-10 fantasy running back in 2017. 

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