One player that has impressed Chicago Bears’ head coach Marc Trestman this weekend at the Chicago Bears’ rookie mini-camp is former Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch.
Lynch was signed by the Bears as an undrafted free agent and that is when he officially changed his position from quarterback to running back . Lynch has impressed Trestman this weekend at the Bears’ rookie mini-camp.
“Jordan’s a real football player, there’s no doubt about it,” Trestman said. “In Day 1, he certainly didn’t look out of place. I know he’s hungry for information. He wants to know what we’re going to do tomorrow yesterday, and he wants to know what we’re going to do three days from now today. So he’s hungry to learn. He’s extremely motivated. He’s very smart. It’s just the first day, but he didn’t seem awkward in any way running and catching the football in space.” -Marc Trestman, ESPN Chicago
Lynch certainly could succeed in the Bears’ offense. While there has been no sign of Trestman doing so but the Bears’ head coach could have a few tricks up his sleeve for the team’s offense if Lynch is on the roster. Trestman, though, is not ready to concede that Lynch will be on the Bears’ roster to start the season but admitted that the rookie was off to a good start.
“We try to take every guy like Jordan and put him in a place where he can succeed and make the team,” Trestman said. “His best opportunity is not at the quarterback position, although I thought he had a very sufficient workout when he came in. We’re trying to find a place for him, and give him every opportunity to fulfill the goal that he has, which is to play in the National Football League. This is a starting point for him. We’ve got a long way to go, but it was a good start.”-Trestman, ESPN Chicago
Lynch likely will be competing with Michael Ford and Shaun Draughn to be the Bears’ third-string running back. Ford has experience as a special teams players and Draughn has 63 career rushing attempts.