The Bears are committed to Glennon financially this season and can be patient with Trubisky's development while expectations for success are low.The complicating factor is the uncertainty of the status of John Fox and the coaching staff, who might not survive in time to see the results of the rebuild.If Kizer's the guy for the future, why not throw him in there now, as long as they feel they can protect him?
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But he's got a lot of great qualities."Most likely to start Week 1: Switching up from the last time we did this to pick Savage, assuming he doesn't throw a bunch of preseason interceptions.
Practice observers say he hasn't turned the ball over much, if at all, in camp practices. Here's a look at the other big quarterback battles around the league this summer: Although Osweiler has been announced as the starter for the first preseason game, the drum beat out of Cleveland seems to be heralding a surprise winner in this competition: rookie second-rounder De Shone Kizer.
So as of now, it's Savage, but ..."The other kid is doing a good job, though," O'Brien said after practice Friday.
"He really has picked up the offense really well and kind of exceeded my expectations, as far as being able to pick up things that we do. He's got a good demeanor, and he's had a good camp, too.
Most likely to start Week 1: Kizer Most likely to lead team in 2017 starts: Kizer Two people inside the Bears' building have told me that rookie Mitchell Trubisky has looked better than expected in terms of picking up the offense and running it.
In the next breath, both insisted that Mike Glennon will be the guy Week 1 and for the whole season unless he blows it.
At the start of the offseason, this was set up as a competition between Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley. Obviously, the elephant in the room is Kirk Cousins' impending 2018 free agency. Most likely to start Week 1: Hoyer Most likely to lead team in 2017 starts: Hoyer, though his health history leaves open the chance that it's someone else.