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Mike Glennon expected to sign 3-year, $45 million deal with Chicago Bears

Get that money!

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Finally free from the clutches of his rookie contract with Tampa Bay, Mike Glennon is about to cash in. According to reports from a variety of sources, including ESPN, Glennon is expected to sign a three-year deal worth $45 million, with $19 million guaranteed.

That seems like a huge number for Glennon, who has barely played over the last two seasons, but since Chicago is only on the hook for $19 million, it really isn’t. NFL contracts are screwy that way. The Bears have a top-five pick in the 2017 Draft and may still take a quarterback, which could make Glennon more of a stopgap than anything else.

But at least he’s finally going to get his shot at a full-time gig in the league, and who knows, maybe he’ll play so well that he’ll win the job long term. It’s not like he’s had a poor career up to this point: 4,100 yards, 30 TD, 15 INT, 59.6 completion percentage. He just needs a little more help around him.