Glennon played high school football with the Westfield High School Bulldogs in Fairfax County, Virginia. He posted impressive stats as a high school quarterback and was lauded in the process, including Virginia Gatorade’s Player of the Year. In 2008, Rivals.com ranked him third among quarterbacks in the nation.
Mike Glennon Salary
Every sport has that mint playing position more than any other and for American football it’s quarterback, the position Glennon has played since high school. However, many eyebrows were raised in 2017 when news broke that Mike Glennon could earn up to $15 million of his total annual salary.
The news puts him in the spotlight with many taking interest in him. Vitriol online was not forgotten, as some people took to social media to compare Glennon and to perceive better quarterbacks with more starting experience who were not earning a salary close to Glennon’s.
Until then, Mike Glennon wasn’t a big name in the NFL, hugely because he hadn’t yet earned a spot as a starting quarterback on the team he played for, people wondered why he deserved such a raise.
However, after some investigation, some people were able to figure out why Mike Glennon, who had done a great job as a backup quarterback for most of his career, was well worth the money.
After his contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers expired, Glennon signed a three-year, $45 million contract with the Chicago Bears in March 2017. The team would later name him as their starting quarterback. Prior to signing the deal, Glennon was earning around $7 million in salary with the Bucs, making him the highest-paid reserve quarterback in the league.
Unfortunately for Glennon, the masses turned out to be correct in their opinion of him. The Bears admitted they lost the bet on March 14, 2018, after just one year with the team. He was replaced by the freshly drafted Mitchell Trubisky.
However, Glennon walked away victorious, financially, around $19 million of the contract was guaranteed. That $19 million represented a signing bonus of $3 million, a roster bonus of $5 million, and a base salary of $8 million. Incentives and bonuses guaranteed another $2.5 million. He won all that in 4 appearances.
Two days after his release by the Bears, Mike Glennon signed a two-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals worth just $8 million, with just $4 million in signing bonuses.
His contract with the Cardinals has a base salary of just $1 million with a cap of $2 million. Glennon’s deal with the Cardinals could still run for two more years, depending on the team’s level of satisfaction.
Wife (Jessica Wetherill)
While attending North Carolina State University, Glennon in his freshman year met fellow freshman Jessica Wetherill who would later become his wife. They organized a beautiful outdoor wedding in June 2015, documented and planned by A Soiree du Sud.
Glennon’s wife graduated from NC State with a degree in finance. The couple welcomed their first number, a boy named Brady, on August 3, 2016. Their son’s name is in no way a reference to NFL quarterback Tom Brady. Glennon revealed he has no problem with Brady becoming a football player in the future.
Height, Body Measurements, Fast Facts
Mike Glennon is 6ft 5in which equals 1.98m. He’s one of the biggest guys in the league.
It weighs 229 lbs, which is equivalent to 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 in 2015).