Phil Emery, so sly dog. After the Chicago Bears GM went out of his way to say that selecting quarterbacks late in draft is more or less a waste of time, he went out and selected San Jose State quarterback Davis Fales with the 7th pick in the sixth round of the draft. This pick was acquired by the Bears when they shipped Gabe Carimi to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, so it’s sort of playing with house money.
Here’s our pre-draft profile on Fales:
11.) David Fales, San Jose St (6’2, 212): Fales throws an accurate ball, has good pocket awareness, and all the intangibles you look for in a QB. What he doesn’t have is a big arm. Could be a solid back-up. Draft Projection: 4th-5th round
From all the other profiles I’ve read of Fales, he’s got all the intangibles but lacks the arm strength to make the tight throws. It sounds like he’s the anti-Cutler. But then again, so was Josh McCown.
It would have been a shame if the Bears went into the season without getting a project for Marc Trestman. You might argue that none of the other quarterbacks drafted will get a better opportunity to develop with one of the top QB gurus in the game mentoring him.
What do you think of the pick? Will there be a quarterback controversy brewing in Chicago this season?