The Chicago Bears signed their third quarterback in Tyler Bray. With three on the depth chart, are they done adding at the position?
The Chicago Bears signed Tyler Bray, a name that Matt Nagy and the team is obviously familiar with. The move puts the Chicago Bears depth chart at three, with Nick Foles, Mitch Trubisky and Tyler Bray.
With a final 53-man roster, there will be three quarterbacks, which brings up the question, are the Chicago Bears done at quarterback? In every year of the Matt Nagy era, they have had just three quarterbacks throughout training camp. So far, they swapped out Chase Daniel for Nick Foles.
At this point, adding a fourth quarterback would mean cutting Trubisky, which would be a big step for Ryan Pace, or it would mean cutting Bray, who they just brought back.
Now, they could bring Bray back to the practice squad, and they also could have added Bray to show a full quarterback room and quiet rumors that they will be in the running to draft a quarterback. We saw Ryan Pace do that with Mike Glennon and Trubisky. Cutting Bray this offseason after drafting a quarterback is much easier than moving on from Glennon.
Still, there are three spots for a quarterback on the roster, and three signed. If this is it for the Chicago Bears, consider the move uninspiring.
Take the Nick Foles trade however you want, he is an upgrade as a backup from Chase Daniel and could be an upgrade at starter as well. At the very least, he improved the room from a year ago. Tyler Bray brings nothing.
The Bears should have been ready to change the whole entire room if needed, and bringing back Bray only shows that they are still just looking for people who are comfortable with the coaching staff. We noted plenty of third-string quarterbacks, who also could be formidable backups if needed. Bray is a player who would have waited until after the draft to sign with any team. This is just one of the many moves this offseason where you shrug your shoulder and say “meh”.