If you thought the quarterback position was expensive in, say, Indianapolis or Carolina or Washington, get a load of the price tag in Chicago.
Then ask yourself how Bears general manager Ryan Pace reached the point where he felt all of that was worth it.
Pace and the Bears cleaned house at quarterback after the end of last season, ditching Jay Cutler after eight years, and were ready to start over. They went out and paid heavily for Glennon, who has played for a bunch of coaches and backed up plenty of starters in his four years at Tampa Bay.
Limited Womens Davonte Lambert Jersey The Bears sold that hard throughout free agency, and kept selling it throughout the draft process, as Trubisky’s star rose above that of at least one far more experienced and accomplished quarterback, Deshaun Watson. It rose even as far as first overall to the Browns as the draft approached — presuming that wasn’t just a lure for a trade.
So, barring injury, the Bortles-Jaguars marriage will go in one of two directions this year: He plays well enough to earn a long-term contract extension in Jacksonville, or the Jaguars enter the 2018 NFL Draft (or free agency) with a new franchise quarterback in mind.
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If the latter becomes the case, Bortles likely will have run out of excuses. The Jaguars’ 2017 draft class earned a solid grade from SN’s Vinnie Iyer in large part thanks to their obvious effort to support Bortles.