CHICAGO — John Fox kept the door open for a quarterback change during the 11-day break between games for the Chicago Bears.
Two fumbles by quarterback Mike Glennon in the first six minutes of Thursday’s game helped spot the Green Bay Packers to a 14-0 lead and Chicago couldn’t recover on the road at Lambeau Field.
Waiting in the wings is No. 2 overall pick Mitchell Trubisky, a rookie who impressed in the preseason after Chicago gave up a bounty on draft day to move up one spot and land the North Carolina product.
“We need to make a lot of changes,” Fox said when asked pressed about benching Glennon. “We will evaluate everything, and we’ve got a lot of work to do before we line up against Minnesota on (Oct. 9). We are going to look at everything.”
Glennon had four turnovers in the game and in the first four games, he had three turnovers in a half in two different games, including Thursday.
“I don’t think all of those were Mike’s turnovers,” Fox said. “Again, there are a lot of people out there that are involved. We had dropped balls. We had penalties. There was plenty of stuff to pass around.
“I think we evaluate every day. It’s not going to be a new novelty; it’s just that obviously we have to fix some things on our football team. We are 1-3 to start the season. Not just the quarterback. Everybody wants to talk about the quarterback. We have more issues than the quarterback.”
Glennon said he understands he needs to “fix” the turnovers.
“I’m not giving our team a chance when you turn the ball over like that,” Glennon said.
Trubisky had three touchdowns, zero interceptions and a 106.2 preseason passer rating. But Fox and general manager Ryan Pace were firm in the offseason and into August that, despite Trubisky’s upside and promising preseason, the intention was the ride Glennon.
Glennon, a backup in Tampa Bay prior to this season, came to the Bears in free agency on a three-year deal with $16 million guaranteed.