Could the Chicago Bears look to add another player from the CFL?
This offseason the Chicago Bears looked to the CFL once again for a player the team thought would help in 2020. The team added James Vaughters to its practice squad last year. Due to some key injuries, Vaughters found his way onto the active roster. He saw action in three games and wound up with three solo tackles.
Ryan Pace looked to CFL this offseason by signing highly coveted cornerback Tre Roberson. Many thought Roberson would compete for the starting corner spot opposite of Kyle Fuller. Unfortunately, Roberson wound up injuring his foot and the Bears decided to waive him. It is likely that Roberson will find his way onto an NFL roster eventually, but for now, we will not have a chance to see if Roberson could have supplanted some of the corners on the depth chart.
The CFL announced that its season will be canceled in 2020 due to the ongoing pandemic and because they were unable to secure financial assistance. The CFL is arguably the second closest professional American-style football league to the NFL. It has been around since 1919 and a few players have found success in the NFL later in their career. With the season canceled, should the Chicago Bears to bring in a couple of players this offseason?
Recently the team has been holding tryouts for multiple quarterbacks. It is possible these are insurance policy tryouts in case they lose both Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles to either injury, COVID-19 or some combination of the two. Well, the Chicago Bears should not only look for that insurance policy, but the team should also consider replacing Tyler Bray in the process.
I have nothing against Bray, but the team already knows what it has in Bray. At this point, I highly doubt Trubisky is gaining anything from his presence. Nick Foles is familiar enough with the system he does not need Bray’s help either. I think it is time for some fresh blood and why not take a look at some of the CFL quarterbacks? These two stand out as the best of the bunch.