The Chicago Bears have re-signed two players today, restricted free agent Connor Shaw and exclusive rights free agent Patrick Scales. With Shaw re-signing today, the Chicago Bears now have two quarterbacks on the roster, joining the likely-to-be-gone Jay Cutler.
The Bears have been linked (i.e. rumored) to just about every available quarterback in the last few weeks (Tony Romo, Jimmy Garoppolo, Mike Glennon, etc.) and they’ve met or will meet with just about every top QB prospect at the NFL Combine.
Shaw’s only NFL action came as a rookie in 2014 when he started the season finale with the Cleveland Browns. He went 14 of 28 for 177 yards, with 1 interception and 1 fumble, while being sacked 4 times against the Baltimore Ravens. Bears’ current offensive coordinator Dowell Loggians helped develop him as the QB coach that year.
His only Bears’ playing time came in the 2016 preseason (3 games), where he went 11 of 16 for 127 yards and 2 TDs.
Long snapper Scales, played in Chicago for the last 5 games of the 2015 season, then won a battle against Aaron Brewer for the job last off-season. He snapped in all 16 games for the Bears in 2016.
Shaw tweeted a picture of himself inking his deal.
Grateful to get back in a Bears uniform. Colossians 3:17 pic.twitter.com/maymAdaCnA— Connor Shaw (@cmshaw8) March 4, 2017
Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun Times reported the Scales deal, but neither addition has yet to be announced officially by the Bears. If something changes, we’ll update this article.
So should the Bears stop looking for the QB of the future now that Shaw is back?