The Chicago Bears treated Mike Glennon worse than Milton from Office Space
Bears quarterback Mike Glennon acknowledged on Tuesday that Chicago’s decision to draft Mitchell Trubisky caught him off guard, but he said he’s been assured he’ll get the starting job for the upcoming season.
“I think just like everyone here, I was surprised [the Bears took Trubisky second overall],” Glennon said after the Bears’ OTA practice.
“That’s the bottom line. But it was made clear to me about 10 minutes after, from a call from [general manager] Ryan [Pace], and the next morning again, the 2017 season is my year. That’s all I can worry about. I’m not worried about the future. I’m not worried about the past. I’m worried about the present, and right now this is my team, and that’s where my focus is.”
Can you think of a more crazy situation to be in if you are employed? Imagine that you just got your dream job. You get this job after getting paid for a few years after college. During this time after college you get a taste of your dream then the very next year it’s taken away from you. Now, this new employer comes along and tells you they like your work from years back and wants to hire you to lead their organization. After this, you are on cloud 9, and now your employer has invited you to a party at their place to watch a tv show that they put on to hire new employees. The perception that you have is that your new employer is going to hire your new team to surround you with the necessary people to carry on your dream.
With your head held up high, you go to their party, very happy to great and meet all of your new work friends and new bosses that are all on board with you leading this new team. Now at this party, you are sipping on some beverages may be eating some expensive food because these guys pulled out all the stops to wine and dined everyone. The show just started, and everyone in the world is watching. Google is going to come up first then AT&T is going to be next, and your company is up third. Google picks a guy in college that has revolutionized A.I., something that they can’t wait to start. But what is happening, you hear rumblings of your company trading money and have the choices that you get to make about picking your team to AT&T. It turns out they make the move and chose a candidate not even on your radar. The person they pick without your knowledge, turns out, is someone that AT&T didn’t have any interest in taking and to make matters worst your new employer publicly chooses a person that is going to take over your job in a year.
I think that is about as accurate to describe what happened to Mike Glennon in this situation. Now to us, I believe we don’t feel to much pity because the guy is still going to make $16 million dollars and the stupid face, but it couldn’t be a bigger kick in the dick to a man trying to live out his dream.