The Chicago Bears have decided to bring back Tyler Bray as QB3 for now as they look for different results at the position in 2020.
The Chicago Bears are hoping that the results at the quarterback position in 2020 are a vast improvement on 2019, and they’re hoping that former Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Tyler Bray can at least be a little part of that process. NFL reporter Field Yates has word the Bears are bringing back Bray for another year after re-signing him in free agency.
Bray has enjoyed a very unlikely career in the NFL as a quarterback who has been able to stave off plenty of competition year after year for a spot on the depth chart, yet he’s also never put it all together enough to ascend the same chart for himself. Every single year in K.C. since his arrival in the league in 2013, Bray would show coaches what they needed to see to keep Bray around as the third or developmental quarterback. However, the team also never chose to lean on Bray as a primary backup.
For his part, even now at the age of 28, Bray looks the part with a huge arm and a 6’6 stature with college tape from Tennessee that shows he’s capable of big plays. Then again, after five full seasons with the Chiefs backing up Alex Smith and another two full seasons in Chicago behind Mitchell Trubisky, Bray’s only NFL stats to date are a single incompletion and then a fumble in 2017.
The Bears traded a fourth round pick for Nick Foles earlier this offseason and the pressure is on Trubisky, so perhaps some potential for movement there in the Windy City could open up a real opportunity for Bray to impress. Until then, Bray will be the now eight-year NFL veteran who has still never played more than a single series.