Well it finally happened. The Bears released Jay Cutler. Jay is the guy that the haters blame for everything, not our revolving carousel of idiotic offensive coordinators, our terrible drafting, and our lousy roster full of injured players and free agent busts.
Now we have Mike Glennon. Whooo hooo! A guy who basically hasn’t played in 2 years and wasn’t great when he DID play. Of course in today’s NFL with a swollen salary cap and a dearth of talent especially at quarterback Glennon is probably an OK choice at $14M / year. But I’m not exactly expecting him to set the world on fire. He is a bit of an upgrade over the starting tire fire of walking wounded from last year but not much. Anyways, knowing the Bears, he’ll probably be hurt in the first few games (hope he makes it out of the pre-season) and we can just project his stats anyways.
And we let Jeffrey go to. He wasn’t a bust like Kevin White but he showed just enough brilliance that I’d bet he’s going to shine once he’s off the Bears.
Over the last few years we’ve let all our skilled and all-pro (at any time in their careers) people go on offense including Forte, Cutty, Jeffrey, Marshall, and Bennett and replaced them basically with our new RB and a bunch of nothing. It is strange that we actually have a decent O line, though.
As a Bears fan I want this all to work out. I want to dream that Glennon on the bench was like having Rogers watch Favre and learn. I want our new receivers to kick ass. I want everything to be great.
But I’m not holding my breath. Too bad it isn’t the late 80’s we would have a decent team with a solid defense, good running game and a ball control offense. Unfortunately it is 2017 when you need an aerial assault to even have a chance which is utterly lacking for us.
I will say that any player who’s agent COULD have had them available right now is missing out on just a ludicrous free agent market of paying big for middling talent. This giant salary cap is crazy.