"The three things — and [coach Lovie [Smith] and I were in complete agreement on this — are toughness, intelligence and accuracy," general manager Jason Licht said on Sirius XM NFL Radio. "And then arm strength is a distant fourth.
“Mike showed during this process that he has those three things and he scored very high on those three things. Also, he’s an unassuming type of guy but guys around the building really look up to him and really follow him. So that’s what it came down to."
Glennon threw 19 touchdown passes and nine interceptions as a rookie.
"There's a lot of interest and we want to keep Mike," general manager Jason Licht told the paper. "(They were) just feeling it out. I know that Mike has a very good reputation throughout the league as far as his developmental future."
Glennon is likely to enter the season as Josh McCown's backup.
"I love Mike Glennon. Mike Glennon is our quarterback of the future here," Smith said Thursday night. "So why would you want to add a third quarterback to the mix? We needed other positions. Forget just the quarterback position, we thought this was the best available player for us. It was an easy decision for us."
The plan is for Josh McCown to start in 2014, but apparently Glennon remains in the mix as the starter down the road.
Glennon threw for 2,608 yards and 19 touchdowns with nine interceptions in 13 games as a rookie.
"They have denied this, but I think Mike Glennon is going to be good as gone," Caplan said.
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