Chicago Bears: Re-signing Tyler Bray means only one thing

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The Chicago Bears are bringing Tyler Bray back on a one-year deal, which likely means they are set at the quarterback position.

The Chicago Bears quarterback room will generally look the same as last year. According to reports, they have re-signed Tyler Bray, who has spent the last two years on the practice squad. Chase Daniel is the lone difference as the Bears acquired quarterback, Nick Foles, to upgrade the position.

The pressure is now officially on Mitchell Trubisky, who has failed to take the next step and will be entering year four in the NFL. Bray spent his first five seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs after going undrafted in the 2013 NFL Draft.

He recently turned 28 and has only attempted one pass in an NFL regular-season game, and he’s likely to remain on the practice squad again this year. However, now that the Bears have three quarterbacks on the roster, it likely means that there will be no pursuit of Cam Newton.

The Bears had been linked to Newton earlier this offseason, in which the Panthers reportedly attempted to work out a trade, but the Bears had no interest. Newton is coming off two shoulder surgeries, but he was deemed healthy in a physical on Tuesday.

However, the coronavirus pandemic has put a wrench in NFL free agency as teams cannot conduct physicals. I am certain that if this were not going on, the Bears would want to bring Newton in for a physical to ensure the shoulder is 100 percent before investing any money in him.

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That said, General Manager Ryan Pace could potentially utilize one of his seven draft picks next month on a quarterback. It’s unlikely that the Bears will pick up Trubisky’s fifth-year option worth $24 million and could cut Foles after the year with a dead cap of just $5 million in 2021.