Bears to Sign Tyler Bray, Another Backup QB with Chiefs Connections

The Chicago Bears are adding another backup quarterback with knowledge of Matt Nagy’s system.

Come on down, Tyler Bray! Peter Schrager of FOX Sports and NFL Network’s Good Morning Football tweets that the Bears will sign the free agent quarterback and add him to what is becoming a new-look quarterbacks room. Bray joins Chase Daniel, a former Kansas City Chiefs teammate, in reuniting with Nagy.

Bray was signed by Kansas City as an undrafted free agent out of Tennessee in May 2013 and has just one pass attempt (it fell incomplete) under his belt.

In a perfect world, neither Bray nor Daniel steps onto the field and takes a meaningful snap anytime soon. Instead, their signings have been made with the idea of getting Mitch Trubisky up to speed with Nagy’s offense. Remember, Nagy didn’t poach any offensive assistants from Kansas City’s staff.

So in a way, Bray and Daniel will serve as assistants on the field.

I suppose this means could spell the end for Mark Sanchez, whose time serving as Trubisky’s mentor/sounding board/hype man appears to be coming to an end. Then again, Sanchez could return in that exact role this summer. If you’ll recall, the Bears carried four quarterbacks throughout the duration of training camp and until the end of the preseason.

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Luis C. Medina, who you can find on Twitter at lcm1986, has been covering the Chicago Bears at Bleacher Nation since 2017. Since then, he has written about 3 head coaches, 5 play-callers, and 11 starting quarterbacks. Previously, Luis wrote about the Cubs and MLB at BN (2015-16) and worked in the Chicago Tribune sports department (2011-16). He also co-hosted a Cubs postgame show, Outside the Ivy, in 2019.

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