Virginia-born Mike Glennon is an American professional soccer player who made his NFL debut with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2013. After graduating from North Carolina State University, where he had impressive statistics, he was ranked 73rd in the third round of the 2013 NFL draft, and graduated with two degrees, including a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies.
Glennon played high school soccer with the Westfield Bulldogs of Westfield High School in Fairfax County, Virginia. As a high school quarterback, he recorded impressive statistics and received awards, including the Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year. In his 2008 graduating year, he was named the nation’s third-best quarterback by Rivals.com.
Mike Glennon Salary
Every sport has this playing position that characterizes it more than any other, and for American football, it is the quarterback, the position Glennon has held since high school. Yet many eyebrows were raised in 2017 when the news spread that Mike Glennon could earn up to $15 million as his entire annual salary.
The news put him in the spotlight, and many began to take an interest in him. Online Vitriol was not left out when some people in the social media compared Glennon to better quarterbacks with more work experience, who earned not nearly as much as Glennon’s salary.
Until that point, Mike Glennon was not a big name in the NFL, mainly because he hadn’t quite earned a spot as starting quarterback for the team he played for, so people wondered why he deserved such a big raise.
However, after research, some people came to the conclusion that Mike Glennon, who had done an excellent job as a backup quarterback for most of his career, might be worth the money.
After his contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers expired, Glennon signed a $45 million three-year freelance contract with the Chicago Bears in March 2017. The team would later name him as their starting quarterback. Before signing the contract, Glennon earned about $7 million in salary with the Bucs, making him the highest-paid reserve quarterback in the league.
Unfortunately for Glennon, it turned out that the masses were right in their opinion of him. The Bears admitted that they had lost the game when he was dismissed on March 14, 2018, after only one year on the team. He was replaced by the newly drafted Mitchell Trubisky.
Glennon, however, walked away as the winner in monetary terms, as approximately $19 million of the contract was guaranteed. This $19 million consisted of a $3 million signing bonus, a $5 million roster bonus and an $8 million base salary. Incentives and bonuses guaranteed another $2.5 million. He earned all this in 4 performances.
Two days after his release by the Bears, Mike Glennon signed a two-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals worth only $8 million, with only the signing bonus of $4 million being guaranteed money.
His deal with the Cardinals has a base salary of only $1 million with a maximum of $2 million. Glennon’s contract with the Cardinals has the potential to be extended for another two years depending on the team’s satisfaction.
Wife (Jessica Wetherill)
While studying at North Carolina State University, Glennon met his first-year classmate Jessica Wetherill, who would later become his wife. They had a very nice outdoor wedding in June 2015, which was documented and planned by A Southern Soiree.
Glennon’s wife graduated from NC State with a degree in Finance. The couple greeted their first edition, a boy named Brady, on August 3, 2016, and their son’s name is by no means a reference to NFL quarterback Tom Brady. Glennon revealed that he has no problem with Brady becoming a football player in the future.
Height, Body Measurements, Quick Facts
Mike Glennon stands at 6 feet 5 inches in height which is the equivalent of 1.98 m. He is among the tallest guys in the league.
He weighs 229 lb which is the equivalent of 104 kg.
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Date of Birth: December 12, 1989
Birthplace: Fairfax County, Virginia
Siblings: Three including Sean Glennon who played NCAA football for the Virginia Tech Hokies from 2004 to 2008.
Education: North Carolina State University, Westfield High School.
Wife: Jessica Wetherill (married 2015).