Chicago Bears re-signing backup QB Tyler Bray
Quarterback Tyler Bray is sticking with head coach Matt Nagy in Chicago. Bray began his NFL career with Nagy in Kansas City in 2013, and followed his offensive coordinator tot Chicago last year. Yesterday, he signed another one-year deal with the Bears.
Last season, Bray was waived by Chicago in September, only to be signed to the practice squad the next day. Bray was promoted to the active roster on Nov. 21 to serve as the backup to Chase Daniel following an injury to starter Mitchell Trubisky.
Bray’s only regular season appearance was definitely one to forget. It came in Week 17 of 2017, he briefly replaced Patrick Mahomes and went 0-for-1 as a passer. Bray was also credited with a fumble on a botched handoff that the Broncos returned for a touchdown. The chiefs still won, 27-24.
A alum of the University of Tennessee, Bray ended his three years at the university on several of their all-time lists. After his Bray’s career of 28 games came to a close he found himself in fourth place in touchdowns with 69, fourth place in pass yards with 7,444 fifth place in completions with 540 and fourth place in attempts with 922.
The Bears went 12-4 last season, winning the NFC North. Starting quarterback Mitchell Trubisky threw for 3,223 yards, 24 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in 14 games this season. Back up Chase Daniel started two games for the Bears, in which Bray backed him up. In the two games started, and in the three others Daniel appeared in, he threw for 515 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions.
Bray, 27-years-old, obviously has a certain amount of comfort with Chicago’s head coach Nagy, if he followed him from Kansas City. Chicago is built around their defense, but Nagy’s offense put Trubisky in the best possible position to succeed with his limitations. Bray may not get a chance to play next season, but if he’s called upon, he should be comfortable with the offense.