Chicago Bears: 5 recently cut players the Bears should pursue

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Luke Falk rifles a pass.
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The Bears’ offense could use a young quarterback to groom. Luke Falk seems ideal for the role.

There were rumblings going around that Luke Falk was on the bubble to make the Tennesee Titans‘ 53-man roster. The fact that Falk was released is a mild surprise given the possibility that another team would claim him or sign him to their practice squad. The Bears would be wise to try and do the latter.

It is a tad bit too early to write Falk off as a future NFL starter, however, he does possess the ability to make a solid backup.

Tyler Bray failed in his attempt to beat out Chase Daniel as the Bears’ backup quarterback. He is not eligible for the Bears’ practice squad. The 24-year-old Falk would be a good candidate if the Bears choose to go that route. Having a backup quarterback who knows the system is vital given how quickly injuries can happen in the NFL.

Giving Falk a chance to come in and learn the offense on the practice would help the Bears going forward.

NFL contracts are rising, as evidenced by how much the Bears paid Mack. Backup quarterbacks also cost a premium. Daniel is set to make $5 million a season for the next two seasons.

That is passable for the moment, but the Bears will have to cut costs at some point. Grooming a quarterback to serve as the eventual backup constitutes as a wise investment.