Mike Glennon is firmly entrenched as the Chicago Bears’ starting quarterback, though that’s a job Mitch Trubisky will someday inherit.
Many young quarterbacks are simply handed the gig, often based on salary or where they were drafted, but because the Bears have Glennon, there is no need to force the issue with the No. 2 overall pick.
With Glennon starting and Mark Sanchez serving as his backup, Trubisky finds himself as the third-stringer heading into the 2017 season. This is a role with which Trubisky is familiar after spending time behind Marquise Williams on the North Carolina depth chart while in college.
Even still, quarterbacks coach Dave Ragone believes the No. 2 pick in a third-string role is attacking camp with the right frame of mind.
“What he’s come in with is the right attitude. He’s come in with the mindset of ‘Every day I’m trying to improve and get better,'” Ragone told Larry Mayer of ChicagoBears.com. “In the meetings he’s asking the right questions. On the practice field he’s trying to stay locked in – especially when he’s not in, which is tough when you come in from being a starter in college and now you have to wait again.”
Much has been made about the learning curve Trubisky must attack in his first camp, but the Bears are in a position to be learning as much about their prized prospect as he is, their system. Figuring out how he operates, getting him comfortable, and keeping him on the continuous path to development that started in spring and continuing to move it into the summer is key.
In general, the second-year quarterbacks coach seems to be pleased with how things are going in the quarterbacks room. It’s a different look without Jay Cutler, but the competition is building with each of the quarterbacks trying to find their way and prove their worth early in camp.