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Free Agency Rumors: Bears are the front-runner for QB Mike Glennon

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While the overwhelming belief is that the Bears should stay away from Glennon, the plan may be for the Bears to sign Glennon and then draft their long-term quarterback early in the 2017 NFL Draft.

This signals that the Bears will not be re-signing the veteran QB this offseason, and it's not a big surprise considering the overwhelming Mike Glennon rumors and the latest news of Hoyer receiving interest from other teams. He didn't see a single snap in 2015 as the organization went with Winston as the starter and appeared in only two games in 2016, one of those against the Bears in mop-up time in a 36-10 blowout.

Bidding for Mike Glennon is apparently too rich for the Jets' blood.

Since Glennon has very little experience working as a starter, Bears fans aren't very happy about the possibility of landing the 27-year-old. He started five games the next year but fell out of favor with new coach Lovie Smith, who led the Bears for nine seasons.

Glennon was a third-round pick of the Bucs in 2013. They'll likely have a far less proven backup quarterback next year in Ryan Griffin, but also made it clear they'd offered to make Glennon the NFL's highest paid backup quarterback, somewhere around $8-million a year.

In his career, Glennon has completed 59.4 of his 374 pass attempts for 4,100 yards with 30 touchdowns, 15 interceptions and a passer rating of 84.6. If the Bears do sign Glennon, it will likely happen shortly after the start of the 2017 National Football League season.