Could the Chicago Bears turn to a rising star in Cody Fajardo?
The first quarterback from the CFL the Chicago Bears should give a tryout to if looking for fresh blood is Cody Fajardo. Fajardo looks to be a rising star in the league. He saw essentially his first full season as a starting quarterback last year when the Saskatchewan Riders starter Zach Callaros went down with a season-ending injury in Week 1. Fajardo would start the other 17 games of the year.
Over that time, Fajardo finished with 4,302 passing yards, 18 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He also added 611 yards on the ground and another 10 rushing touchdowns. With how the NFL is starting to appreciate athletic rushing quarterbacks, maybe Fajardo would also succeed on an NFL roster. In fact, he could help Trubisky continue to develop his deadly legs as weapons. He definitely would bring a different perspective tot he current quarterback room.
Fajardo is already 28 years old, but that is still relatively young for a quarterback. His accuracy last year was phenomenal. He completed 338 of his 473 attempts for a 71.4 percent completion percentage. CFL’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player of 2019, Willie Jefferson spoke about how Fajardo put the team on his back and how he kept winning game after game after game. He questioned how anyone could not consider him the best quarterback in the league.