Monday, May 12, 2014

Jordan Lynch a Bear

Jordan Lynch, Photo by L. Norris
On Sunday May 11, 2014, the Chicago Bears agreed to terms with former Northern Illinois and Mount Carmel High School quarterback Jordan Lynch.  The Bears will most likely use Lunch as a running back.  He finished third in Heisman Trophy balloting last season and has received high marks from Bears' GM Phil Emery:

He’s got a great set of eyes. He’s very instinctive, especially for a quarterback between the tackles. He just knows where to find the soft spots and take that little sidestep and keep moving forward while he's making his moves. He's got really good contact balance. He doesn't go down easy. I like all those things.

Lynch is likely to see special teams play and he will have to grade out high among the running back prospects.  Lynch has a long road ahead of him in order to make the Bears, but as one of his coaches put it:

There is no one in the NFL who will outwork Jordan Lynch.

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