Chicago Bears Post Free Agency QB Depth Chart

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 03: Mitchell Trubisky
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 03: Mitchell Trubisky /

What does the Chicago Bears quarterback room look like now that free agency has come?

The Chicago Bears quarterback room as a whole has done a makeover. The obvious has stayed the same, but at this time last year, it was Mike Glennon Mark Sanchez and Connor Shaw in the room. Entering the 2018 NFL draft, how much different does it look?

QB1: Mitchell Trubisky

Obviously, the second year second overall pick is the top dog on the depth chart. This offseason was all about adding help around Trubisky. They did in their coaching staff, with former quarterback and quarterback coach Matt Nagy. They did it by adding Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel and Trey Burton, who all bring a differing skill set that will mesh will with the skill set of Trubisky. The key will be to get the ball out of Trubisky’s hands quick, let him make quick and accurate throws, and let his wide receivers soak up yards after the catch. The Bears lastly added to Trubisky by signing two quarterbacks who know their role and know they system Trubisky is transitioning to.

QB 2: Chase Daniel

Chase Daniel signing with the Chicago Bears was one of the more predictable circumstances of the offseason. He was drafted to the New Orleans Saints when Ryan Pace was employed there. Daniel then signed with the Kansas City Chiefs and Andy Reid where he spent three seasons with Matt Nagy. Daniel left Nagy to be a Doug Pederson backup in Philadelphia in 2016 before heading back New Orleans n 2017.

Peterson and  Nagy are not going to run differing plays. Daniel has over four years in this exact system and seven years of familiarity with Pace and Nagy and what they are looking for in a backup quarterback.

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Daniel is not signed on to compete for a job. Heck, he has two starts in eight career seasons. Daniel is signed to ease Trubisky into a system he knows up and down.

QB3: Tyler Bray

Talk about familiarity. In 2014, when Matt Nagy was the quarterback’s coach for the Kansas City Chiefs, he signed Tyler Bray as an undrafted free agent from Tennessee. Bray was a project of his who made the roster as a rookie. He spent two seasons on the injured reserve but played out four seasons with the Chiefs organization. Now, he is following the quarterback coach who believed in him.

Do not get it wrong, Bray knows his job as well. Nagy clearly trusts his understanding in the film room and what he can bring to Trubisky from a sideline stand point. For Tyler Bray, competition for him will be trying to win a long-term backup job for the Bears. It keeps him pushing Daniel, but also has him helping Trubisky in all areas.