FOOTBALL IS BACK, BABY!
Mitch Trubisky threw for 166 yards and led three scoring drives after Mike Glennon struggled in his start for the Bears, before the Denver Broncos scored two long touchdowns in the closing minutes to beat the Bears 24-17 in the preseason opener on Thursday night. It was a very exciting game, especially for preseason.
Though the Bears have named Glennon as their starter, Trubisky just might have created a quarterback controversy…
Denver’s Trevor Siemian, however, did nothing to hurt his standing as the leader for the starting QB job for the Broncos.
Glennon had a rough time in his first appearance for Chicago. He threw a pick 6 to start the game. Watch the video here:
— NFL (@NFL) August 11, 2017
Trubisky replaced veteran Mark Sanchez late in the second quarter and completed his first 10 passes while leading Chicago to touchdowns on his first two possessions and a field goal on the next one. That gave the Bears a 17-10 lead.
Siemian — a surprise successor to Peyton Manning last season — completed 6 of 7 passes for 51 yards and led a field-goal drive.
Lynch came on early in the second quarter and was 6 for 9 for 42 yards.
Great way to kick off the preseason!