Matt York/Associated Press NFL franchises don’t need to sacrifice competitiveness at the altar of development. The Chicago Bears went down this path a year ago. Mike Glennon’s signing didn’t work as planned, but the logic was sound. Glennon, who presented some potential as a starter, provided an adjustment period for Mitchell Trubisky. As the game evolves, a disconnect exists between the collegiate and professional ranks. NFL coaches are becoming more adept at learning how to incorporate spread principles into their schemes, but the learning curve can be steep for prospects who aren’t accustomed to pro-style concepts after years of operating within simplified systems. Taking a snap from under center as well as simple three-, five- and seven-step drops are foreign to some. While these aren’t difficult tasks, they need to be learned over time. Some rookies are better picking up on the nuances of playing the position than others. Trubisky only started one season for the North Carolina Tar Heels before becoming the second overall pick in the 2017 draft. He needed some time, and Glennon served as the intermediary. The 6’6″ quarterback’s play didn’t keep Trubisky out of the lineup for long, as Glennon’s offense averaged 15.3 points per game through… Read full this story
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