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Bears personnel including Coach Lovie Smith have twice been to a game to check out Delaware QB Joe Flacco(6' 6", 230).

"I've heard they have an interest," Flacco said with a smile. "I heard they were at the [NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision] title game to see me play.

"That would be great, to go to Chicago. It's a little cold there, but I wouldn't worry too much about it."

Bears coach Lovie Smith had a front-row view of Flacco as he fired passes during the North team's practice, conducted by the Oakland Raiders staff.

Flacco looked more impressive than the other two QBs on his team--USC's John David Booty and Michigan's Chad Henne.

"Right now, I'm hearing anywhere from second round to seventh," Flacco said of his draft stock. "We'll just see what happens."

The majority of prognosticators believe the Bears will use their first round pick on a QB, most notably Kentucky's Andre Woodson.  I can only assume they are just reading straight from the 'team needs' list and not putting any extra thought in to it.  With Donovan McNabb the only real option left on the table that would be an improvement it is looking like we are going to see something close to the same depth chart next year.  What is the point of bringing in a QB who isn't ready when you are in your window?  Depending on how Flacco does at the combine, the Bears could be looking for him as a later round pick up.

Joe Flacco - Career Statistics
Year GP Comp Att Yds Comp % TD INT
2003 DNP - - - - - -
2004 3 1 4 11 25.0% 0 0
2005 DNP - - - - - -
2006 11 264 417 2,783 63.3% 18 10
2007 15 331 521 4,263 63.5% 23 5
Totals 29 596 942 7,057 63.3% 41 15