Mitchell Trubisky will replace Gennon as the starter Week 5 against the Vikings, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Glennon has completed 66.4 percent of his attempts in an ultra-conservative passing attack, but he's averaging only 6.0 yards per attempt and has already thrown five interceptions. While the Bears' lack of receiving talent was part of the problem, Glennon only made matters worse with his poor decision-making and shaky accuracy. Trubisky at least offers some upside thanks to his mobility and arm strength. The Bears won't have much incentive to turn back to Glennon, regardless of how Trubisky performs.
Glennon was responsible for four turnovers in Thursday's loss to Green Bay and has eight turnovers the last three weeks. Fox has another week to consider giving the starting job to rookie first-round pick Mitchell Trubisky.
Glennon completed 21 of 33 passes for 218 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in Thursday's 35-14 loss to the Packers. He netted zero yards on his sole rush and lost two fumbles.
The free-agent acquisition looks to be on the precipice of a benching following a third consecutive turnover-laden performance. Glennon committed the first of two fumbles on a sack by Clay Matthews on the first Bears offensive play and then saw a shotgun snap karoom off his leg and be covered up by the Packers on the following possession. Glennon would also subsequently be picked by Ha Ha Clinton-Dix shortly before halftime and Kentrell Brice late in the third period, giving him a quartet of miscues. He did generate his second-best yards per attempt figure (6.61) of the first four weeks, but in leading the offense on only one sustained drive before garbage time, he essentially put up an empty stat line. It remains to be seen if the 11-day window before an Oct. 9 MNF home date with the Minnesota Vikings prompts head coach John Fox to pull the trigger on starting 2017 first-round pick Mitchell Trubisky over Glennon in that contest.
Glennon completed 15 of 22 passes for 101 yards with a touchdown and an interception during Sunday's 23-17 overtime win over Pittsburgh.
The Bears rushed for 220 yards, so Glennon wasn't asked to do much through the air Sunday. With just 514 yards and two touchdowns through the first three weeks of the season, Glennon has been an unreliable fantasy option in the majority of settings. He did throw for 301 yards against Tampa Bay in last week's blowout loss, but those yards came primarily with the game out of reach. There is some potential for garbage-time production from Glennon moving forward, but those are probably going to be the only situations when he's going to be asked to attack vertically. It's a short turnaround for the Bears, as they travel to Lambeau Field to face the Packers on Thursday, and that matchup could provide a favorable game script for Glennon. It's also worth noting that Sunday's win should also lengthen his leash on the starting gig.
Glennon turned the ball over on each of Chicago's first three possessions en route to a 26-point halftime deficit in Sunday's 29-7 loss to Tampa Bay. He did end up with a 300-yard game and finally ended the shutout with a 14-yard scoring pass in the final two minutes, but it was far from enough to make up for the disastrous first half. Glennon was competent in a 23-17 loss to the Falcons the previous week, and it seems the Bears are in no rush to get Mitch Trubisky on the field. Of course, the evaluation could change within a few weeks if Glennon doesn't improve. The Bears should at least add Markus Wheaton (finger) to a weak receiving corps soon.
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