Since 2009, Mark Allen Hanrahan has sourced and closed real estate transactions as the managing partner of Markmel Company, LLC in Urbandale, Iowa. In his spare time, Mark Allen Hanrahan enjoys rooting for the Chicago Bears.
The 2016 season was quite disappointing for dedicated Bears fans, as the team struggled to a disappointing 3-16 record and finished last in the NFC North division. Nevertheless, the Bears’ management team made some big moves during the off season, which should propel the squad to success in 2017 and beyond.
First, the released veteran quarterback Jay Cutler, who decided to retire after the Bears let him go. Next, the team signed 27-year-old quarterback Mike Glennon for a three year contract for $14.5 million per year. While Glennon hadn’t started a game since 2014 for his previous team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, many feel he has the skills and experience to lead the Bears.
Their second move was also at quarterback, where they traded up in draft picks from the number three spot to number two in order to acquire Mitchell Trubisky from the University of North Carolina. He signed with the team for a four year $29 million contract combined with a $19.25 million signing bonus.
A certified public accountant and chartered financial analyst, Mark Allen Hanrahan leverages over 25 years of investment experience as a managing partner for Markmel Co. When he isn’t closing real estate transactions or studying local and global markets, Mark Allen Hanrahan enjoys following his favorite National Football League (NFL) team, the Chicago Bears.
After failing to make the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season, the Bears decided to release veteran quarterback Jay Cutler, who had been with the team the previous eight seasons. The team seemed to find a long-term replacement in Mike Glennon, who was signed to a three-year, $43.5 million contract, but Chicago added further intrigue to its quarterback plans at the 2017 NFL Draft. The Bears made a trade with the San Francisco 49ers, moving up from third to second overall to select quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.
In three seasons with the University of North Carolina, Trubisky recorded 41 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, while accumulating 4,762 yards passing. After serving as the team’s backup quarterback in 2014 and 2015, he impressed as a starter in 2016, finishing 10th in the NCAA in passing yards with 3,748 and seventh in pass completions with 304.