NIU Quarterback Jordan Lynch Getting a Shot with Chicago Bears


Dec 26, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Northern Illinois Huskies quarterback Jordan Lynch (6) runs for a first down in the first half against the Utah State Aggies during the 2013 Poinsettia Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Even though he went undrafted, it looks like NIU quarterback Jordan Lynch will get an opportunity in the NFL with the Chicago Bears, although it might not be as a quarterback.  A call from head coach and noted quarterback guru Marc Trestman seems to have convinced Lynch to choose the Bears over the division rival Packers.

"Jordan Lynch thought his dream of playing for the team for which he grew up rooting was dashed when the Bears drafted San Jose State quarterback David Fales in the sixth round of the NFL draft Saturday.Then, in the middle of the seventh round, his phone rang. It was Bears coach Marc Trestman.“He said, ‘Look man, I want you here,'” agent Cliff Brady said. “Trestman told him, ‘I have 10 different things I can do with you, come with us. Come here and we’ll make it work.”"

While nothing is official until he’s signed, Lynch sure seemed to confirm the news via his Twitter account:

Based on Phil Emery’s comments, it looks like the Bears want to use Lynch more as a running back.  Lynch is up for whatever he can do to help the team:

"“Whatever I can do to help a team out, I’m willing to do,” he told the Tribune. “I’ll run down the field on special teams.”"

The Bears already have depth at running back with fourth round selection Ka’Deem Carey and quarterback David Fales, but having a versatile and dynamic playmaker who was also a Heisman finalist on the roster is a nice pickup for the Bears.  As Lynch would say…