The Chicago Bears have maintained that Mike Glennon will be their starting quarterback ever since they signed him this spring, but a new face was under center with the first team for at least a portion of Wednesday's practice.
In two preseason games, Trubisky is 24 of 33 for 226 yards and two touchdowns with a passer rating of 111.4. "I mean, that sounds good to me because I'm not going to change what I've been doing, I'm just going to come out here, work every day, it doesn't matter what group I'm going with". Sunday, for Trubisky, is less an opportunity to unseat Glennon as the team's starter - or Mark Sanchez as the backup - and more of a chance to better himself against the best competition he'll have faced in 2017. In 2015 and 2016, the starting offense - including starting quarterback Jay Cutler - played one series into the third quarter.
"I have to control what I can control", Glennon said. "Mike will start the game and play the first half, then Mitch will come in".
Asked by a reporter if he was open to starting Trubisky in the regular season opener September 10 against the Falcons, Fox said: "I don't like hypotheticals".
"Just to get a true evaluation; that's what we're trying to do and trying to do it at all positions, not just the quarterback position", Fox said. "Again, it's situations that I've been through before that I handled myself well in the past, and I'll continue to do that in this situation".
The veteran starter is feeling the pressure from the number two overall pick, and it's a feeling that is all too familiar to the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers third-round pick.
The pressure that comes with Trubisky's extra snaps Sunday is an added part of the challenge, Glennon admitted.
"Outside of that, it just doesn't do you any good to worry about other things", Glennon said. "I'll leave it at that". "All I can do is prepare for Tennessee and treat it just like anything else".
"It was clear to me that nothing has changed as far as the depth chart", Glennon said.
Meanwhile, Glennon has completed 57.7 percent of his passes for 109 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions.
Trubisky sounded confident but stuck to talking mostly about "control" after getting first-team practice reps for the first time in his nascent pro career.
"That's kind of the focus of preseason - to continue to grow as an offense, as a player, get more comfortable out there and ultimately put together as a good of a performance as you can as an offense", Glennon said.
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