Sage Rosenfels knows about the life of a quarterback, having played on three different teams in his eight-year NFL career.
Having stepped away from the game, Rosenfels has a unique perspective and provides a unique angle from which to view this offseason’s quarterback carousel – specifically with regards to Mike Glennon and Brock Osweiler. Over at TheScore.com, Rosenfels explains how the Chicago Bears made the right kind of risk with Mike Glennon that the Houston Texans failed to make with Brock Osweiler a year ago.
For what it’s worth, Rosenfels likes Glennon, and points to things like his 30-15 touchdown-interception ratio as a positive. Rosenfels also takes a thought outside the box when dissecting Glennon’s poor win-loss record, framing it as something that skews Glennon’s perception. Instead, Rosenfels believes the statistics accumulated during those rough times are representative of Glennon finding a way to stay competitive in dire situations.
On the other hand, Rosenfels believes too much was made of Osweiler’s record as a starter – and not enough was made about how well Osweiler performed because of the supporting cast assembled around him. Of course, as was the case in Tampa Bay, Glennon has an uphill climb to make in Chicago, as far as roster talent is concerned.
But if it doesn’t pan out, at least the Bears will be able to go back to the drawing board without having invested a significant amount of long-term funds.
In the meantime, Glennon is already doing what you’d want to see a new quarterback doing.
Free agent receiver Kendall Wright officially signed his deal on Wednesday, becoming Glennon’s newest target. Over at the Chicago Sun-Times, Adam Jahns writes that Wright is ready to connect with the new Bears quarterback – both literally, and metaphorically.
New #Bears WR Kendall Wright said that QB Mike Glennon has started a group text for plans to get throwing with WRs.
— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) March 15, 2017
Every little gesture matters, and Glennon has to know that – especially with the benefit of hindsight and knowing everything Cutler did was put under a microscope. Oh, to be privy to the conversations between Glennon, Markus Wheaton, and developing tight end Dion Sims in that group chat.
As for Wright, he might have the most upside of the Bears’ free agent pass catchers. He has a 1,000-yard season under his belt, though, you’d have to go back a few years to recreate it – but Wright also has the motivation of working under a one-year contract.
In a sense, Glennon has that, too, because of how the Bears’ front office structured his deal, limiting their own risk.
Brett Taylor contributed to this post.