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Ryan Pace pulls no punches, names Mike Glennon is the Bears starting quarterback

Ryan Pace pulls no punches, names Mike Glennon is the Bears starting quarterback

If you were wondering whether or not Mike Glennon would be handed the keys to the Bears' starting quarterback job next season, GM Ryan Pace has made it abundantly clear.

"Mike Glennon is our starting quarterback and we’re fired up about that," Pace told reporters at Halas Hall on Friday afternoon.

Glennon, fresh off signing a three-year deal that will pay him a reported $45 million with $18.5 in guaranteed money, is one of two quarterbacks on the Bears' roster — the other being Connor Shaw who signed a one-year deal earlier this week after spending the 2016 season on IR with the Bears.

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Glennon's presence on the Bears won't stop the front office from giving consideration to selecting a quarterback at No. 3 in this April's draft.

However, Pace made it clear that having Glennon gives the organization the opportunity to use the "best player available" strategy in the draft, but it may change what round the Bears address the position.

"I think the best thing about free agency is if we can address some of our needs, again, it opens up the draft for best player available," Pace said.  "And then when we do that it's just increasing our odds. 

"We're going to take the best player at every pick."

Report: Former Bears tight end Greg Olsen to call games at Fox after retirement

Report: Former Bears tight end Greg Olsen to call games at Fox after retirement

Former Bears tight end Greg Olsen will reportedly join Fox Sports’s broadcast booth, whenever he calls it quits on his playing career.

The New York Post reports that Olsen and Fox agreed to a contract that would make him Kevin Burkhardt’s partner as the No. 2 analyst for the network, behind Troy Aikman.

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Olsen signed a one-year deal with the Seahawks this year. If he chooses to play beyond 2020, the New York Post says that Fox will wait for him.

Olsen got rave reviews when he called the Cardinals-Giants game last season. He was also popular calling XFL games with Burkhardt.

The only question now, is how much does Olsen have left in the tank before he heads to the booth?


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Brian Urlacher joins A-Rod, J-Lo and others in bid for New York Mets

Brian Urlacher joins A-Rod, J-Lo and others in bid for New York Mets

You may know Brian Urlacher for a number of different things. Bears legend, billboard icon, that guy whose jersey the obnoxiously loud dude you met at a party was wearing, etc. He contains multitudes. 

But sometime in the near future, apparently, you may know Brian Urlacher as part-owner of the New York Mets: 

Urlacher has joined a group with Travis Kelce, DeMarco Murray, Joe Thomas, Bradley Beal, and Mason Plumlee, all of whom "are part of a group of investors who have joined power couple Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez in a bid to buy the New York Mets." Urlacher's even quoted!

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"Being a former athlete and having a chance to be a part of a group trying to purchase a professional team, it's pretty cool," Urlacher told ESPN on Monday. "It's especially cool to be involved with Alex. Alex is the man. You've got Kelce, Joe Thomas, DeMarco Murray. It's great to be in a group with them."

The group has already put in a $1.7 billion bid, presumably from all the revenue that RESTORE has accumulated thanks to their mission of being in every single Chicago sightline possible. There are, in fact, too many punchlines to this story to pick one (ok fine I lied, there's only one way for Bears fans to grow more miserable and that's to adopt the Mets), but just know that I heartily approve of each and every one you decide on.