Mike Glennon

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Mike Glennon
No. 8 Chicago Bears
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-12-12) December 12, 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth: Fairfax County, Virginia
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school: Chantilly (VA) Westfield
College: NC State
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 3 / Pick: 73
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
TDsINTs: 30–15
Passing yards: 4,100
Passer rating: 84.6
Player stats at NFL.com

Michael Joseph Glennon (born December 12, 1989) is an American football quarterback for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at NC State.

Early years[edit]

Glennon attended Westfield High School in Fairfax County, Virginia, and played for the Westfield Bulldogs high school football and basketball teams. As a senior, he completed 171 of 265 passes for 2,557 yards and 32 touchdowns. Glennon led his team to an undefeated 15–0 record and the Virginia Division 6 AAA State championship title when the Bulldogs defeated the Woodbridge Vikings 42–14. He was the Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year and was a Parade magazine high school All-American.[1] He was rated the third best quarterback recruit in the nation by Rivals.com in 2008.[2]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Mike Glennon
Quarterback
Centreville, Virginia Westfield High School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 194 lb (88 kg) 4.9 Jan 25, 2008 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 5 (QB)   Rivals: 3 (QB), 3 (Virginia)
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

College career[edit]

Glennon enrolled in North Carolina State University, where he played for the NC State Wolfpack football team from 2008 to 2012. In 2008, he was redshirted. In 2009 and 2010, he was the backup to starting quarterback Russell Wilson. During that time he completed 33 of 52 passes for 326 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. As a junior in 2011, he took over as the starter.[3] For the 2011 season, he completed 283 of 453 passes for 3,054 yards with 31 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. In 2012, he completed 330 of 564 passes for 4,031 yards with 31 touchdowns and 17 interceptions.[4]

Statistics[edit]

Year Team Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
2009 NC State 24 39 61.5 248 6.4 1 2 113.2 3 -9 -3.0 0
2010 NC State 9 13 69.2 78 6.0 0 0 119.6 1 3 3.0 0
2011 NC State 283 453 62.5 3,054 6.7 31 12 136.4 51 -110 -2.2 1
2012 NC State 330 564 58.5 4,031 7.1 31 17 130.7 56 -164 -2.9 2
Career 646 1,069 60.4 7,411 6.9 63 31 132.3 111 -280 -2.5 3

Source:[5]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 7⅛ in 225 lb 33⅛ in 9⅝ in 4.94 s 1.74 s 2.78 s 4.52 s 7.49 s 26½ in 8 ft 6 in 26
All results from the 2013 NFL Combine

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

2013 season[edit]

On April 26, 2013, Glennon was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round (73rd overall pick) of the 2013 NFL Draft. He was the third quarterback taken in the draft behind E. J. Manuel and Geno Smith. On June 12, 2013, Glennon signed a four-year contract with the Buccaneers worth $3,104,063, with a $637,500 signing bonus.[6]

On September 25, 2013, the Bucs announced that Glennon would start in Week 4 over Josh Freeman, after the team started the season 0–3. Glennon threw his first career touchdown to wide receiver Mike Williams, and led the Bucs to a 10–0 lead through three quarters. With a 10–3 lead and 3:18 left in the game, Glennon was intercepted by Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson on his own 24 yard line. The Cardinals won the game 13–10.

After going winless through the first half of their season, Glennon earned his first win as an NFL starter against the Miami Dolphins, and his team went to 1-8.

The Bucs finished their season 4–12, 4–9 with Glennon at quarterback. Glennon finished his rookie campaign with an 83.9 passer rating, completing 59.4 percent of his passes (247 of 416) for 2,608 passing yards, 19 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. Glennon was named to the Pro Football Writer's Association's All-Rookie Team for his strong first year performance.

2014 season[edit]

New head coach Lovie Smith quickly announced that newly signed journeyman Josh McCown would be the starting quarterback for the upcoming 2014 season, leaving Glennon's future in Tampa Bay in question. On May 10, Smith stated while McCown would be the starter, Glennon was the Bucs' "quarterback of the future". That same day, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reported that the Bucs turned down at least six trade offers for Glennon during the 2014 NFL Draft.[7]

Glennon made his 2014 season debut Week 3 on Thursday Night Football against the Atlanta Falcons. Glennon entered the game near the end of the first half, after McCown suffered a thumb injury. At the time of Glennon's entry into the game, the Bucs already trailed 35–0. Glennon completed 17 of 24 passes for 121 yards, 1 touchdown, and no interceptions. The Bucs lost the game 56–14.

With McCown unable to play due to his injury, Glennon started the next five games for the Bucs. The team won its first game of the season with Glennon as the starter the following week; a 27–24 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, the Bucs lost their next four games, with two of the losses coming in overtime; a 37–31 loss to the New Orleans Saints in week 5, and a 22–17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in week 8. After losing their fourth straight game with Glennon as the starter, Smith announced that McCown would reclaim the starting quarterback job for Week 10.

The Bucs finished the season a league worst 2–14, and 1–4 with Glennon as the quarterback. Glennon finished his second season campaign with an 83.3 passer rating. He completed 57.6 percent of his passes (117 of 203) for 1,417 passing yards, and threw 10 touchdowns and 6 interceptions.

2015 season[edit]

Glennon did not see any playing time during the 2015 season. He was the backup to the number one overall pick Jameis Winston.

2016 season[edit]

Glennon was the backup to Winston in 2016. After Winston suffered a knee injury midway through the fourth quarter of the Week 9 game against the Atlanta Falcons, Glennon entered and completed 10 of 11 passes for 75 yards and a touchdown.[8] Glennon also appeared in the Week 10 game against the Chicago Bears but did not record any statistics.[9]

Chicago Bears[edit]

On March 9, 2017, Glennon signed a three-year, $45 million contract with the Chicago Bears.[10]

Statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
2013 TB 13 13 247 416 59.4 2,608 6.3 19 9 83.9 27 37 1.4 0
2014 TB 6 5 117 203 57.6 1,417 7.0 10 6 83.3 10 49 4.9 0
2016 TB 2 0 10 11 90.9 75 6.8 1 0 125.4 0 0 0.0 0
Career 21 18 374 630 59.4 4,100 6.5 30 15 84.6 37 86 2.3 0

Source:[11]

Personal[edit]

Mike Glennon has an older brother and sister, Sean and Katie. Glennon's brother, Sean Glennon, was a quarterback for the Virginia Tech Hokies from 2004 to 2008.[12][13] Glennon completed his academic tenure at NC State with two degrees: a bachelor's degree in Business Management and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, graduating on December 14, 2012. His GPA in the MALS program, which had an emphasis in leadership and sports management, was in the 3.8 range on a 4.0 scale. The curriculum included classes in financial management of corporations and investments and portfolio management.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Meet Parade's All-America High School Football Team
  2. ^ Rivals.com
  3. ^ Debriefing: Let the Mike Glennon Era begin at N.C. State
  4. ^ "Mike Glennon". espn.go.com. Retrieved February 7, 2013.
  5. ^ "Mike Glennon". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 4, 2016. 
  6. ^ BucsNation.com
  7. ^ http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/bucs/bucs-rebuff-multiple-trade-request-for-glennon/2179207
  8. ^ "Buccaneers' Mike Glennon: Near-perfect in late stages of double-digit Week 9 loss". cbssports.com. November 4, 2016. Retrieved January 20, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Mike Glennon". nfl.com. Retrieved January 20, 2017. 
  10. ^ Orr, Conor (March 9, 2017). "Mike Glennon getting 3-year deal with Chicago Bears". NFL.com. 
  11. ^ "Mike Glennon". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 4, 2016. 
  12. ^ Younger Glennon brother looks like a keeper at N.C. State
  13. ^ N.C. State QB Mike Glennon is no stranger to UVa's Scott Stadium
  14. ^ Glennon Masters His Education 2012 CBS Interactive. Dec. 14, 2012. Retrieved Dec. 31, 2012

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