Posts Tagged ‘Chicago Bears’

Chicago Bears sign QB and top pick Mitchell Trubisky

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

The Chicago Bears on Wednesday signed quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, their first-round draft pick and the No. 2 overall selection in April. While Trubisky is considered the franchise's quarterback of the future, despite the price the Bears paid to draft him he's not expected to start this season. Veteran Mike Glennon was signed in the offseason to take over for the departed Jay Cutler, and he gives the Bears time to develop Trubisky.

Before training camp, Bears find ‘Game of Thrones’ rallying cry on Twitter

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

LAKE FOREST – It’s been over half-decade since they even had the chance to play for a shot at the top of the mountain in the National Football League. Doing so in 2017 as the franchise continues a rebuild will be difficult, but that doesn’t mean the team doesn’t have their mind on the Lombardi Trophy. Ever team does at this time of year, when the players start returning to the Chicago area for training camp to begin in Bourbonnais. If you follow the Bears’ Twitter account, it appears that they’re specifically going for the “Throne” of the league this year and in the near future. Before the debut of the seventh season of HBO’s critically acclaimed show ‘Game of Thrones,’ the team decided to create

Bears training camp preview: 3 burning questions for the quarterbacks

Monday, July 17th, 2017

With training camp starting in just over a week, CSN Chicago’s Chris Boden and JJ Stankevitz are looking at three burning questions for each of the Bears position units heading into Bourbonnais. Today’s group: The quarterbacks, which have more questions than answers right now.  1. When will Mitch Trubisky start his first game? This will be the central question surrounding the Bears until a date is set for the Quarterback Who Was Promised to start. Will it be this year’s season opener? Unlikely, given the constant reassurances that this is Mike Glennon’s year. Could it be sometime in the middle or end of the season? Probably, if Trubisky picks up Dowell Loggains’ offense quickly and the Bears’

Athletes across all sports are pumped for Game of Thrones season 7

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

The seventh season of Game of Thrones begins on July 16. The hit HBO shows has previously snuck in a few celebrity appearances as extras on the show and the new season will have no shortage of star power. New York Mets pitcher Noah Snydergaard confirmed

49ers’ future at QB hinges on Washington’s Monday deadline

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Washington has until Monday, 1 p.m., to presumably take quarterback Kirk Cousins off the 2018 market for any interested teams. It does not look as if a long-term deal is coming before the league-imposed deadline, which means Cousins would continue to be a person of interest for the 49ers – and their fan base – throughout the upcoming season. Kyle Shanahan, of course, was Cousins’ first offensive coordinator when he came into the league in 2012. Cousins saw limited action in his first two NFL seasons under the Shanahans. But after taking over as the full-time quarterback, Cousins has thrived. He started 32 games the past two seasons and completed 68 percent of his passes for 9,083 yards with 54

Chicago Bears using virtual reality to help new quarterbacks

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

The quarterback position might seem simple to the uninitiated. With three brand new quarterbacks on the roster in 2017 the Chicago Bears are expediting the learning process by using virtual reality. “It’s a new tool, there’s probably seven or eight teams using it [VR],” said Bears head coach John Fox to reporters last month.

Patriots again sixth on Forbes list of Top 50 franchise values

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

The Patriots again come in at No. 6 (worth $3.4 billion) of Forbes list of the Top 50 most valuable sports franchises for the second year in a row.  The Patriots are the second-most valuable NFL team for the third year in a row with their value up 6 percent from $3.2 billion a year ago. The Cowboys are the No. 1 team overall on the list at $4.2 billion in value. Next are the New York Yankees ($3.7B).  Three European soccer teams fill out the Top 5: Manchester United of the English Premier League ($3.69B), Barcelona of La Liga ($3.64B) and Real Madrid ($3.58 billion) of La Liga. The Red Sox check in tied for 16th on the list with the NFL’s Chicago Bears, each at $2.7B, that’s a 17 percent increase

Chicago Bears training camp: Three questions facing the team

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

The NFL season is inching closer. Through July, Shutdown Corner will examine three big questions for each NFL team as it heads to training camp. Chicago has, by far, the most intriguing quarterback training camp battle in the NFL.

PFT preseason power rankings No. 30: Chicago Bears

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

The twin surprising decisions to sign Mike Glennon to a three-year, $45 million contract and then to trade up to the second overall pick and draft Mitchell Trubisky have led to a great deal of scrutiny on the Bears. If Chicago had just spent the $6 million or so it would have taken to retain Brian Hoyer for another year, and the $2 million or so it would have taken to retain Matt Barkley for another year, and then drafted Trubisky with the third overall pick instead of trading up to second overall, there wouldn’t be nearly as much scrutiny. If not, the Bears are in big trouble.

Dan Hampton thinks Bears would have done more Super Bowl shuffling in 80’s with Jay Cutler

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

As much as Bears top draft pick Mitch Trubisky says he'll be on the field as part of the first training camp practice three weeks from Thursday, he and his agents know this is a business. Bruce and Ryan Tollner will not let their client take the field in Bourbonnais without a deal in place, even if they let it slide during organized team activities and minicamp last month. It's great the kid says he'll be there, deal or not, but they won't let it happen without being signed, sealed and delivered. It's important to note that the Tollners have represented the last two No. 2 overall picks, who've also happened to be quarterbacks. Back in 2015, Marcus Mariota was their man and things got a little