In a move that should be popular with Northern Illinois fans everywhere, the Chicago Bears met with former-NIU quarterback Jordan Lynch today.
Lynch stated at the meeting that he thinks he can be an NFL quarterback, and also said that he’s been proving people wrong his whole life. “There is no doubt in my mind I will continue to [prove people wrong]. What I tell teams is that they are going to make a huge mistake if they don’t put me at quarterback,” Lynch said. Lynch was third in Heisman voting this past season while leading NIU to an 11-2 record. The team was one win away from a probable birth in a BCS-game.
Lynch also says that he has met with the Raiders, Dolphins, Browns and Bengals. He may have met with other teams, as he said those were the teams he specifically remembered.
Lynch has been linked to a position change, to possibly wide receiver or safety. His size and arm-strength are in question but Lynch is still adamant that he can play the position at the next level. “With the way quarterbacks are going these days, teams are looking for that mobile guy, someone who can come in and run that zone option read. I think I fit well for them.”