On the Bears roster is a 24-year-old with experience at quarterback in high school and college. He is a local boy, coming from Westchester, Illinois. He is therefore perfectly suited to be a hero for the city. Now, it has been a few years since he played quarterback. It was 2012 when he last played as a passer. Still, he has been a contributor since his arrival, albeit in a different role.
For these reasons, I suggest that Cameron Meredith should be in contention to be the starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears. He has some advantages over the quarterbacks currently considered the “favorites.”
First, he actually knows the playbook. Unlike Glennon and Sanchez, Meredith has played in this system.
Second, he has not proven himself to be below-average as a quarterback in the NFL. This is also unlike Glennon and Sanchez.
Finally, in 2016, he was the target of 97 passes and he accumulated 894 yards from scrimmage for 4 touchdowns. This means that last season saw him provide more to an offense than Glennon and Sanchez added to their teams combined. [Edit: thanks to reader JDelly, who points out that Meredith also passed for as many touchdowns in 2016 as Sanchez and Glennon combined].
It’s something to consider, at least. Right?