Jordan Howard has made a name for himself with the Chicago Bears and is now viewed by most as one of the top running backs in the NFL. Just last week, Howard was able to run in from 19 yards out to secure a 23-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Now, he is opening up on his thoughts about the Bears’ quarterback controversy that the media has been stuck on since Week 1.
Chicago named Mike Glennon the starter early on over Mitchell Trubisky and head coach John Fox has made it clear that he is sticking with Glennon. Fans want Trubisky to see the field, but Howard sided with Glennon and has confidence in his quarterback.
There is a lot of room for improvement, to say the least, but Glennon is playing well enough for the Bears to have been competitive against good football teams. Chicago almost pulled off a major upset win over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 2. Their Week 2 matchup against Tampa Bay ended in a 29-7 trampling, but coming back with a win over the Steelers was a huge step in the right direction.
Howard talked about Glennon and said that the Bears know he is the starter and aren’t worried about it.
“We don’t really worry about it too much. Mike, we know he’s the starter, and as long as coach says he’s the starter, we’re all the way behind him. So we don’t really think too much about it.”
Throughout the first three games of the season, Glennon has completed 67.3 percent of his passes for 615 yards, three touchdowns, and three interceptions. His numbers could certainly be better, but they aren’t bad. Fox has kept the passing game calm thus far, but Glennon has shown flashes of leadership and a big arm.
Trubisky is definitely the future of the Bears’ franchise at the quarterback position. He may not play this season or possibly even next year depending on how Glennon plays, but taking it slow with him is the right decision for the Bears.
Howard coming out in support of Fox and Glennon was a smart move on his part. Fans clamoring for Glennon will not help the Bears’ chances to win with him leading the way under center.
Expect to see the Bears stick with Glennon for the remainder of the season, barring a major decline from him. Trubisky will have to continue learning from the sideline and remaining ready in case of injury or an unexpected change of mind from the coaching staff.
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