Rookie Mitch Trubisky's electric NFL debut against the Denver Broncos on Thursday night at Soldier Field did not impact the Chicago Bears' view of the quarterback competition with free agent catch Mike Glennon.
"Our depth chart is not going to change after one game," Bears head coach John Fox said. "That's a really good defense our first unit went against, probably one of the top three defenses in the league. You have to look at a lot of different things. I can understand how you guys might think (we could make a change), but we're not going to change a whole lot after one game."
The storyline is not unusual in the preseason -- backups playing against the second unit outperform starters who are tested against the opponents' starters -- and Glennon compiled a 0.0 passer rating and threw a pick-six on the third play of the game. He was 2 of 8 for 20 yards.
Trubisky, installed at the 2-minute warning in the second quarter, drove the Bears for a touchdown with completions on four consecutive passing attempts, including a 2-yard touchdown to Victor Cruz. He went 5 for 5 and led the team to a touchdown on his second possession.
"I thought it was fun," Trubisky said.
The second overall pick in the 2017 draft, Trubisky was informed on the night he was selected by the Bears that Glennon would be the starter this season. He's not taking that message sitting down.
"It was important for me to not just let this moment go by and to realize how far I've come stepping onto the field and soaking it in. This is a special night," he said.
Trubisky is listed third on the Bears' depth chart behind Glennon and Mark Sanchez, who played briefly in the second quarter and completed 1 of 4 passes.
Glennon served as a spot starter with the Buccaneers but has never entered any season as the expected starter. He said Thursday was only a mile marker in his development, preferring to keep the evening in perspective.
"You kind of have to put it in perspective," Glennon said. "Like I said, we're exactly one month out (from Week 1 against the Atlanta Falcons). For me, it's just good to get back out playing. I got to get used to coming out as a starter and playing and being that guy. A couple more preseason games to tune this up and I'm confident we'll do that."
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