Where is the stock on Chicago Bears quarterback Tyler Bray in the 2020 offseason?
Heading into the 2020 NFL season, Tyler Bray has to be considered a winner of the offseason. Entering the offseason, Chicago Bears General Manager Ryan Pace said he had to look in the mirror and make changes to a quarterback room that regressed in 2019.
The team let Chase Daniel walk and traded for Nick Foles. All indications were that Bray would be let go with Daniel. Bray serves a role as a quarterback coach more than he serves the role as a contender to start at quarterback.
It surely would be hard to find a third quarterback who knows that he will be third in line to compete for snaps, but they had to have been able to find someone more competitive than Tyler Bray. We have highlighted a few options in the past.
The Bears did not invest every resource in making the room better by bringing back Bray. Bray has to look at this as a huge win. He is clearly smart in the quarterback room, and will likely find a job behind Matt Nagy as a coaching assistant in a couple of years.
Still, the Bears have a serious problem at quarterback and are just handing a job, without competition to Bray who has never competed, and has stayed complacent in his role.
His role is valuable, do not get it mistaken. However, his role is a luxury when the team has a need. Nick Foles has a decently long list of injuries and has never started a full season. Mitch Trubisky has been banged up at times as well. If either goes down, the Bears are right back to where they were with an incredibly thin depth chart and no real faith in Bray.
Considering his relationship with Nagy and his potential to start, there is a real chance that if the Bears did not sign him, he would still not be signed today. Bray getting signed before the draft and having that security is a nice win.