Well, there’s one quarterback decision out of the way:
Grateful to get back in a Bears uniform. Colossians 3:17 pic.twitter.com/maymAdaCnA
— Connor Shaw (@cmshaw14) March 4, 2017
Today, the Chicago Bears re-signed quarterback Connor Shaw, who was a restricted free agent. Shaw, 25, looked to have the inside track on a roster spot last with how he was playing in the preseason before a leg injury ended his year before it got started. The injury locked up spots for Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley, both quarterbacks who eventually received ample time as the Bears’ starter following Jay Cutler’s shoulder injury.
Shaw gets a one-year deal.
Heading into 2017, Shaw figures to compete for a roster spot behind … well, we don’t know yet. The Bears have a variety of directions they could go with the nominal starting and back-up quarterback spots, and, with health, it’s possible Shaw could wind up the back-up quarterback when all is said and done.
For now, it’s good to know that the Bears are retaining Shaw, who could be better than he was given an opportunity to show last year.