Just how much will NFL teams pay for mediocre QBs?


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USA TODAY Sports’ Tom Pelissero breaks down the news out of the combine and upcoming free agency.
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The absurdity of the NFL’s silly season can be summed up in two words: Mike Glennon.

Glennon, for those not familiar – and if you’re not, consider yourself lucky because it means your favorite team does not have a black hole at quarterback – has started all of 18 games in his four-year career, the last of which was back in 2014. He has thrown half as many interceptions (15) as he has touchdowns (30), has completed just under 60% of his passes and has a QB rating of 84.6.

And for that, Glennon is about to cash in, with the Chicago Bears ready to offer him more than $14 million a year, according to multiple news media outlets. That’s not Drew Brees money, but it’s far more than Glennon is worth.

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This is nothing against Glennon, mind you. Like Brock Osweiler, Mark Sanchez, Matt Cassel and any number of serviceable-but-not-stellar quarterbacks before him, he didn’t create the market. But if someone is willing to…



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