David Fales (12) Days Until Chicago Bears Season Opener
We at Bear Goggles On have decided to count down the days until the Chicago Bears’ regular season opener on September 13th against their arch-rivals, the Green Bay Packers. As of today, there are 12 days until the big day, giving us a reason to give you a profile on #12, QB David Fales.
David Fales was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 6th round (183 overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. Fales spent most of the 2014 season on the practice squad, before being elevated to the active roster on December 13th of last year. The move came after a reported attempt to sign him by the New England Patriots. David Fales has yet to throw a regular season pass in his NFL career.
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Fales played his college ball at San Jose State, after transferring from junior college following the 2011 season. The 2012 season not only saw Fales start immediately for the Spartans, but saw him excel. After throwing for 4,193 yards with 33 touchdowns to go with only 9 interceptions, several draft experts saw him as a potential first round pick, if he showed enough improvement as a senior.
Alas, this was not the case for David Fales, as his play during the 2013 season remained the same if not slightly worse. Fales threw for 4,189 yards and 33 touchdowns that season, but saw his interception total climb to 13 and his completion percentage drop from 72.5 to 64.1%. He just did not dominate his level of competition the way an NFL caliber quarterback should have.
With the first two spots on the depth chart occupied by Jay Cutler and Jimmy Clausen, David Fales found himself in a battle with undrafted rookie Shane Carden for the third and final spot on the roster. That was until Clausen went down with a concussion, and the Bears signed QB Zac Dysert.
Now it is hard to say what the Bears will do. Expect them to carry three quarterbacks on the roster, but it may be tough for either Carden or Fales to make the roster.
We haven’t seen much of Fales this preseason, having completed 2 of just 3 pass attempts in as many games. I think we’ll see a lot of him, Carden and Dysert in the preseason finale, as the Bears will likely seek to avoid further injuring either of the top two guys. The
What do you guys think? Which guy is the best fit as the third QB for the Chicago Bears?
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