While speaking from the Chicago Bears’ rookie mini-camp this weekend, Bears’ head coach Marc Trestman spoke about the team’s competition at the backup quarterback spot.
“I’ve talked to these guys clearly about where we are,” Trestman said. “I’ve told Jordan that he’s got the first shot and that the backup position hasn’t been won yet. I talked to Jordan about it yesterday. There’s a competition. Jordan has been here and deserves the first opportunity. But we’re not going to put anybody in that position until we have to. We have a long way to go.” -Marc Trestman, ESPN Chicago
Beyond the two popular candidates of Jordan Palmer and David Fales, Trestman also announced that Jerrod Johnson will have an opportunity to compete for the backup quarterback position with the Bears.
Speaking of Fales, Trestman was impressed with what he has seen from the Bears’ rookie quarterback this weekend.
“It’s not easy. But I think you can see a lot. I think we got a lot out of the quarterbacks and saw that David can make that transition. The play was called and he immediately was able to spit it out in the huddle and do the physical aspects of it as well.” -Trestman, ESPN Chicago
Fales may not have been drafted to be the future starter of the Bears, but there is no question that the Bears’ see potential in their sixth round selection. Palmer may be entering camp as the leader in the clubhouse for the backup quarterback position, but it won’t be a surprise if Fales is the one standing tall as the backup quarterback for the Bears after the competition.