The Chicago Bears already have a franchise quarterback in Jay Cutler but they may dig a little deeper to make sure that they have themselves covered in case he goes down with an injury again. Unlike last year, Josh McCown will not be around to pick up the pieces and that has the Bears looking at possibly taking a chance on a young developmental quarterback in the draft.
In fact, Marc Trestman is digging so deep that the quarterback they’re brining in for a visit on Friday may go undrafted. Nevertheless, former Notre Dame signal caller Tommy Rees will be working out for the Bears in hopes of impressing them enough to spend a late pick on him.
The Bears aren’t opposed to developing a young quarterback. Matt Blanchard, a Lake Zurich graduate who starred at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, managed to impress coach Marc Trestman before an injury led to his departure last year.
Rees is far from a lock to be drafted but he seems a healthy candidate to get a contract after the event is over. Either way, the Bears are getting a good look at him this week and they’ll have a better grasp on if he fits or not moving forward.