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Chicago Bears interested in FIU QB James Morgan

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According to Eric Edholm of Yahoo Sports, the Chicago Bears are one of several teams that are interested in Florida International University quarterback James Morgan.

Edholm tabs the Bears, as well as the Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Jets, Carolina Panthers, and Indianapolis Colts, as the teams that are most interested in Morgan after his impressive performance at the NFL Combine.

CBS Sports had Morgan as their 14th ranked quarterback prospect and NFL.com had him as a practice squad type of player with QB3 upside, but after his nice week of practice at the East-West Shrine Bowl, capped by his going 9 of 14 for 116 yards and a TD, plus his strong showing at the NFL Combine and you can see why scouts could be reevaluating where they have Morgan.

The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport mentions Morgan as a prospect that could be high on team’s radar when looking for the next Gardner Minshew.

Per Rapoport, pro squads were enamored at the combine both with Morgan’s personality as well as his general leadership qualities (both obviously clutch traits for Minshew as well). Keep Morgan in mind when we start getting into the Day 3 thicket come April.

Morgan, a Green Bay native, measured 6’4”, 229 pounds at the combine and he ran a 4.89 forty. Scouts laud his toughness and big arm while having concerns about his inconsistent mechanics, but as a day three draft prospect he could be just what the Bears need to develop.