Bears draft a quarterback, Dan LeFevour

Dan LeFevour put up video game numbers as a four-year starter at Central Michigan, and the Chicago Bears want to see if he has the talent to be a starter in the NFL some day as well.

The Bears spent their sixth-round draft pick on LeFevour, a player who will now have some time to develop behind Jay Cutler.

Although a sixth-round pick on a quarterback with potential doesn’t seem like too big a risk, it’s an odd choice for Chicago. The Bears didn’t have first- or second-round picks because of the trades for Jay Cutler and Gaines Adams, and with their third-, fourth- and fifth-round picks the Bears went with defense. So LeFevour, who almost certainly won’t get on the field as a rookie, is the Bears’ only offensive draft pick.

But anyone who watched LeFevour in college can understand why the Bears like his upside. He finished his college career with 12,905 passing yards and 102 touchdowns, and with an additional 47 rushing touchdowns, he has the most total touchdowns in NCAA football history.

LeFevour grew up in the Chicago area and said he was thrilled to be a Bear.

“Being able to put on the navy blue and orange just means a lot to me,” LeFevour said in an interview with ESPN’s Trey Wingo, a framed Walter Payton jersey behind him. “I don’t have a doubt in my mind that this is the place I’m supposed to be.”

24 responses to “Bears draft a quarterback, Dan LeFevour

  1. Fire Up Chips! Good luck Dan, you’re years at Central were the best I could’ve ever imagined!

  2. I might be one of the only people in the free world who think the Bears have a decent corps of young WRs talent wise who just need better coaching and better QB play..and they will be fine. OL though, that they need.

  3. Florio and most team seem to have the strategy that you need one and only one QB.
    Martz is not like that, he is smart. Warner was a roster replacement for Green. Bulger in his glory years (and people forget he had them) was a roster replacement for Warner. Even Martz’s 3rd string QB (Fitzpatrick), a draft in the last round out of Harvard, was run out of town by post-Martz management, but has started for the Bengals and the Bills. I’m not saying Fitzpatrick is great. I’m saying this: which coach drafts a 3rd string QB who can start efficiently for multiple teams in the NFL?
    Nuff said.

  4. Is there an oppurtunity for someone to reply and say “The Bears still suck” or something about “Cuntler”? Clever trolls, clever clever trolls.
    I guess this pretty much puts to rest the Bears getting a back QB. For what its worth I think this kid looks pretty good as well as Caleb Hanie. But I s’pose neither of them have ever really started.

  5. And here’s another thought.
    If Cutler pulls a Harrington (pees his pants, pouts, plays the wrong piano chord, storms away, because Martz requires him to work), then your new starter to the NFC leading offense in 2010 (or maybe second to the Saints), is Dan LeFevour.

  6. I’m not going to read too much into this but of you already have a QB who’s young and supposed to be your franchise QB for the next 10-12 years why bring in a guy you think you can develop into a starter?

  7. # FedorTheChamp says: April 24, 2010 2:32 PM
    I think they realize Cutler=Mistake!
    You’re an idiot. What team doesn’t draft a backup. Especially with the production he had in college. Its a 6th round pick moron.
    # bleedpurple says: April 24, 2010 2:36 PM
    What a waste of a pick.DUH bears suck.
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    That’s why you make fries for a living, and don’t draft.

  8. Cutler is fuming now! Cutler will be traded during next years draft to…….. THE DENVER BRONCOS!!!!That woudl be classic

  9. drat,NFC leading offense,that is so funny. Vikes have so much more talent then the bears on both sides of the ball. The bears have no OL. More like 15th offense in the NFC. Go VIKES

  10. Howie Handles,They gave up all those draft picks for cutler and now waste a pick on a backup.QB?STUPID!!!! They will finish last in the north this year behind the lions.They need OL and they draft a Backup QB?STUPID!!!! GO VIKES

  11. People are complaining about a sixth round pick? Really? Like there would be a stud OG or Tackle there?
    I’m not a homer, it’s a 6th pick, you take a chance, and notaa big one at that.

  12. Drat says:
    April 24, 2010 2:43 PM
    And here’s another thought.
    If Cutler pulls a Harrington (pees his pants, pouts, plays the wrong piano chord, storms away, because Martz requires him to work), then your new starter to the NFC leading offense in 2010 (or maybe second to the Saints), is Dan LeFevour.
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    Realistically, they’re probably the 4th best offense in the NFCN. The Packers and Vikings are obviously far superior offenses. And, with the improvements the Lions made and the Bears adding Martz makes me like the Lions offense more than the Bears.

  13. Best of luck to him, Dan Lefevour is a going to have a nice career. Hope he gets on the field this year so Suh can officially welcome him.

  14. What a great place for a great guy. I enjoyed watching him play for my Chips and am going to enjoy watching him under VB and Suh!! I just hope he develops fast enough to catch the last part of VB’s career.
    lol@ Bears having NFL high end offense. I dont think the Bears O is going to score more than Det this year. To make it worse I think the Bears D is going to give up more points than Det D this year too!! The Pepppers contract will replace the fat Al contract as FA bust of the decade.

  15. Hopefully the three stooges (McCaskey, Angelo,Smith) as they’re so fondly referred to in Chicago will QUICKLY sign Feneca now that the Jets released him. It’s an uncapped year and we didn’t have any picks in the first three rounds you dumb dufusses, get you collective heads out of thier orafices and make the deal.

  16. Cutler is not any good. A really strong arm doesn’t equate to good NFL QB.
    Also, by all indications, in addition to being a pussy, he also seems to be quite a douchebag.

  17. QBs tend to get hurt, a lot. Cutler is pretty tough, but with our line being a weakness he may actually see the field eventually. Very surprised by the pick, but nice value.

  18. Ee Oulo says:
    April 24, 2010 4:45 PM
    What a great place for a great guy. I enjoyed watching him play for my Chips and am going to enjoy watching him under VB and Suh!! I just hope he develops fast enough to catch the last part of VB’s career.
    lol@ Bears having NFL high end offense. I dont think the Bears O is going to score more than Det this year. To make it worse I think the Bears D is going to give up more points than Det D this year too!! The Pepppers contract will replace the fat Al contract as FA bust of the decade.
    ___________________________________
    I don’t get where Lions fans get the audicity to talk sh1t on ANYBODY. Seriously.
    The best accomplishment of the Lions over the past decade? Not being yanked from Thanksgiving day television…yet.
    And that’s probably only because the NFL knows everyone in the country needs a good laugh on the holiday, to help provide a little sanity amidst the insanity of annoying visiting in-laws.
    You think the Lions will have a better offense than the Bears?
    Even with all your top 5 draft picks, we still stack up better–better QB, better RBs (you should just pray Jahvid Best doesn’t hang himself between now and training camp), better TEs. The lines are probably equally shaky.
    You guys have one good WR, but after him you have nobody (which is funny, because didn’t you guys draft nothing BUT WR’s during the Millen years?)
    We at least have Hester & Knox, who may not be #1’s, but they can do damage in the open field.
    And now we finally have an offensive coordinator to put it all together–a guy who helped John freakin’ Kitna throw for back-to-back 4000 yard seasons (on your sucky team no less) and made Mike freakin’ Furrey into a record-setting (yes, record setting*) WR!!
    *98 passes for 1,086 yards and seven touchdowns. The 98 receptions for that season were the most for any player in the conference, and second best in the league.
    On December 31, 2006, Furrey set the pro football record for most catches for a non-rookie after a season with no catches the previous season. He had 98 receptions at the end of the 2006 season (most in the NFC that year), after none in 2005.
    Anyway, we’ll see.
    I’m not gonna sit here like some retarded blowhard BiQueen fan and thump my chest in the middle of April, but I think it’s a pretty safe bet to say the Bears should AT LEAST be able to hurdle the annual low bar that is the Lions. History would say so, anyway.
    Which is my point.
    See you in week one, dumbass.

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