The Chicago Bears have announced that quarterback Tyler Bray has been re-signed on a one-year contract.
The 27-year old Bray has been in the NFL since the 2013 season, and 2018 was his first with the Bears. Prior to last year, he spent 2013 through 2017 with the Kansas City Chiefs and Bears head coach Matt Nagy. His familiarity with Nagy’s system made him an attractive target last offseason and he spent most of the year on the practice squad.
As the third string quarterback behind starter Mitchell Trubisky and number two Chase Daniel, his place on the 53-man roster is doubtful. The Bears didn’t carry three QBs last year, and with Bray out of practice squad eligibility, his signing is likely for a camp arm to stay fresh in the system in case of a 2019 emergency.
I would expect the Bears to add a fourth quarterback this offseason to compete for a practice squad spot.
The Bears also officially announced their two-year contract with punter Patrick O’Donnell.