The Chicago Bears quarterback situation is not really any more dire now than it was about a week ago, right? I mean, yeah, Nick Foles is injured and Mitch Trubisky might still be injured, but it’s not like the offense was doing much of anything anyway …
I guess I’m just roughed up by the last four weeks, and am numb to news like this:
With Nick Foles and Mitch Trubisky banged up, the Bears are bringing in QB DeShone Kizer for a tryout.
Chicago is currently on its bye.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 18, 2020
Kizer, 24, is best remembered for his success at Notre Dame and staunchly mixed opinions in the draft (he was the guy the Bears seemed to interview the most in 2017, and to whom there were the most PUBLIC connections). He wound up going deep into the second round, busted out badly with the Browns, was briefly a back-up with the Packers, and has been on the Raiders’ practice squad this year until his release on September 30.
For the Bears, I presume Kizer is being brought in for a look in case both Foles and Trubisky can’t go in a couple weeks, in which case he could be the back-up to Tyler Bray (or, eff it, just let Kizer play with his mobility). Keep in mind, in the COVID era, you never know how you might suddenly be without a player or two, so it’s good to have guys around juuuuuust in case.
In other words, this isn’t really a big deal, even if the name makes your eyes pop a bit. Oh, and hey, maybe the Bears can get a tiny bit of info from Kizer about his days with the Packers ahead of their match-up. Yeah, that’s totally it.