Jay Cutler is the starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears. However, there are many in Chicago–including some within the Bears’ organization–that may be betting against Cutler in the final year of his contract with the Bears. Interesting enough, the Bears appear to be preparing for a life without Cutler should the quarterback leave via free agency after the 2013 season.
Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun Times reports that the Bears held a private workout for former North Carolina State quarterback Mike Glennon on Wednesday. There is a cloud of uncertainty when it comes this year’s crop of prospective NFL quarterbacks in the draft. Geno Smith, formerly of West Virginia, and Matt Barkley, formerly of USC, are believed to be the top two rated quarterbacks in the 2013 draft. Nonetheless, the quarterback position has been one of the most highly debated positions in the entire 2013 NFL Draft class. Glennon is among the top rated quarterbacks in the 2013 Draft Class and is expected to be taken within the first two rounds of the draft.
With the Wolfpack in 2012, Glennon posted a completion percentage of 58.5% while throwing for 4,031 yards and 31 touchdowns to go against 17 interceptions. The 6’7″ Glennon has been praised for his ability to make every throw on the football field to go along with good mobility from the pocket.
While the Chicago Bears can certainly be flexible during the 2013 NFL Draft, the fact remains that the team currently holds only 5 draft picks. With such a limited number of picks–and no third round draft pick–it seems hard to believed that the Bears would be willing to draft a quarterback with either their first or second round draft selection. However, the Bears are in an interesting position when it comes to drafting a quarterback. Jay Cutler’s future in Chicago is anything but certain. The fact remains that if Cutler produces another inconsistent season for Bears in 2013–with a renowned quarterback guru as his head coach–then it is likely that the Bears will let the quarterback walk at the end of the season. Instead of waiting to start the process of finding a long-term solution at the quarterback position at that point, the Bears may begin the process this off-season with the drafting of quarterback such as Glennon.