The Chicago Bears have added some depth to their quarterback position. After signing former Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon two weeks ago, the Bears added another quarterback personnel, Mark Sanchez from the Dallas Cowboys. Will he play a big factor to the Bears campaign next season?
The Chicago Bears is one of the underachieving teams in the league last season. They've only won three out of sixteen games last season and just settling for the fifteenth spot of the NFC division. They have one of the worst offense and defense averaging only 17.4 points (28th) per game while allowing opponents to score 24.9 points (24th).
With that, the Chicago Bears are now looking for a total rebuild next season. One surprising move that they have done is releasing their starting quarterback Jay Cutler and signed Glennon, who appears to be Cutler's replacement for the starting job. And now, they are reinforcing once more the QB spot by acquiring one veteran playmaker.
According to NFL.com, the Chicago Bears and quarterback Mark Sanchez agreed to a one-year deal but other details of the contract were not disclosed. Sanchez, who is also coming from a one-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys last season, is expected to be Mike Glennon backup for the coming season.
Mark Sanchez, who was drafted by the New York Jets in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft, will be an added veteran presence for the Chicago Bears. Going on his eighth seasons in the league, he brings in decent number as he has thrown 15,126 yards for 86 touchdowns at a 56.7 percent completion rate on his passes.
Many believed that the Chicago Bears choose to add Mark Sanchez in case the experiment to Mike Glennon doesn't work. Though Sanchez is not known to be a starter, he is a veteran signal caller that is capable of starting for some games and somehow steps up his game when needed. It will also give the Bears an opportunity to reconsider of picking a quarterback in the coming draft and focus of getting a defensive player instead.
Will Mark Sanchez boost the offense of the Chicago Bears next season?