The Bears and Browns are still very bad with their new QBs
And we haven’t even gotten to the first Jets preseason game!
The Chicago Bears and Cleveland Browns both made quarterback acquisitions this offseason in order to make themselves less bad at football, but we learned Thursday that bringing in players with a clean slate does not mean these teams will be any good. Nor does it mean the quarterbacks they brought in are any good.
First, there was Mike Glennon, who had a fine enough resume and signed a three-year deal with Chicago before the team drafted Mitch Trubisky second overall — to everyone’s surprise.
Glennon’s debut went very badly.
Let’s start with this: The quarterback’s second pass, a pick-six, was between two of his own receivers and closer to two Denver defenders.
16 million well spent on mike Glennon pic.twitter.com/oBUQcfUJxL
— Tony X. (@soIoucity) August 11, 2017
It didn’t get better from there, and by the end of his night, Glennon went 2-of-8 for 20 yards and a pick for a passer rating of 0.00.
Making matters worse, Trubisky completed his first pass, a 1-yard pass, and had a rating of 79 at that point before completing the next three passes for 24 yards, capping a drive with a touchdown toss. The rookie completed his first 10 passes.
I don’t wanna get ahead of myself here but Mitch Trubisky is the greatest QB in NFL history
— torque penderloin (@torqpenderloin) August 11, 2017
That plan to sit Trubisky the whole year…. pic.twitter.com/NHAv1tKtmP
— Damien Woody (@damienwoody) August 11, 2017
Mike Glennon throws a pick 6 on his 2nd attempt pic.twitter.com/tIFSlDwlKc
— Tab Bamford (@The1Tab) August 11, 2017
Mike Glennon is being paid actual US dollars to play quarterback in the NFL. Never let anyone tell you you aren't good enough.
— Kyle Madson (@KyleAMadson) August 11, 2017
Just a friendly reminder that Mike Glennon hits the 2017 cap for $14M, the same amount as this gentleman pic.twitter.com/K9C0ofqVDZ
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) August 11, 2017
Mike Glennon thinking about his performance tonight… pic.twitter.com/vcBLVfOl0K
— SirJohnCard (@SirJohnCard) August 11, 2017
Mike Glennon probably could have thrown it to Kendall Wright on that pick 6 but what do I know pic.twitter.com/cxgNRRJoEy
— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) August 11, 2017
Over in Cleveland, things were nearly as bad for former ASU QB Brock Osweiler, who was acquiring from the Houston Texans after he inked a $72 million deal a year ago and struggled in his first year under the deal.
Osweiler went 6-of-14 for 42 yards without a touchdown pass or a pick on Thursday against the Saints.
His first play didn’t sit well with fans.
Brock Osweiler's first play as a #Browns QB pic.twitter.com/z7oYCvfaSQ
— A.J. Milack (@AJMilackNFL) August 11, 2017
#Texans and Broncos fans watching the video of Brock Osweiler's first pass for Cleveland like….. pic.twitter.com/lUFjKwTSD2
— Texans vs. the World (@StrictlyJohnD) August 11, 2017
Brock Osweiler: "Man, those first couple throws couldn't have been any worse"
Mike Glennon: "Hold My Avocado"#nflpreseason
— High Quality Josh (@jdmann) August 11, 2017
ABC Producer: This game needs more Brock Osweiler montages.
— McNeil (@Reflog_18) August 11, 2017
Brock Osweiler is now at 3.0 YPA and a 43% completion percentage. Mostly vs. backups of New Orleans, a perennially awful defensive unit.
— Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) August 11, 2017
@KesslerBrownsQB looks better in 3 plays then @bosweiler17 did in a whole quater #NOvsCLE
— Isaac Compton (@isaacompton) August 11, 2017
Brock Osweiler with a solid Brock Osweilerish 43% QB completion percentage.#Browns
— Shane Callahan (@nShanesthoughts) August 11, 2017
Yes, it’s the preseason. But these developments are certainly not going to make suffering Bears and Browns fans feel confident.
I'm not gonna make sweeping judgments on the preseason. I'm not gonna make sweeping judgments on the preseason. I'm not gonna make sweeping
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 11, 2017