With the 183rd overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears selected San Jose State quarterback David Fales in the second round.
When speaking with reporters two weeks ago, Bears’ general manager Phil Emery indicated that the team was not in the business of drafting quarterbacks for developmental purposes. Emery may have been blowing smoke.
Fales certainly is an ideal quarterback for the offense that Bears’ head coach Marc Trestman runs. Trestman runs a west-coast offense, the same system of offense that Fales thrived under with San Jose State. Fales does not necessarily have a big arm, but is considered to be a perfect quarterback for a west coast offense.
Fales will be the first quarterback project for Trestman. Fales will also benefit from working with Bears’ backup quarterback Jordan Palmer. Palmer was vital in the pre-draft workouts of Blake Bortles.
With Trestman being a quarterback whisperer, Fales certainly is an ideal situation with the Bears.