Bears to give DeShone Kizer a tryout

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Nick Foles is day-to-day. Mitch Trubisky is week-to-week. Tyler Bray is not the answer.

The Bears therefore have a need at the quarterback position. Via Field Yates of, the Bears will give free-agent DeShone Kizer a tryout.

Under COVID-19 protocols, Kizer will have to wait several days before showing the Bears what he can do. If he does enough to earn a roster spot, he could be on the team when the Bears, who are on a bye in Week 11, play at Green Bay on the Sunday night of Thanksgiving weekend.

Kizer started 15 games for the Browns as a rookie second-rounder in 2017, a season that ended with Cleveland going winless. He appeared in three games for the Packers in 2018.

The decision to kick tires on Kizer comes at a time when there simply aren’t many competent free-agent quarterbacks available. Given that the Colin Kaepernick ship permanently has sailed (the fact that Kizer, not Kaepernick, got a phone call underscores this reality), NFL teams who need a QB are in most cases SOL.

14 responses to “Bears to give DeShone Kizer a tryout

  1. I expect that if Kaepernick let it be known that he’s interested in signing as a 3rd-string QB, he’d have gotten a call.

  2. Chicago may be the best city to handle Kaepernick.


    Sign him and after a few weeks, see what all the fuss is about and watch him throw for 50%, 1:1 TD to INT ratio.

    I think America is ready for him to make it back on the field.

  3. Josh Rosen is available on the Bucs practice squad…..might be better off with him vs any of their other QB’s.

  4. As a Viking fan, I kinda like their practice squad QB, Kyle Sloter.
    He always looked good in preseason, and I would enjoy seeing him show his stuff.

  5. jandrew2020 says:
    November 18, 2020 at 8:07 pm
    Hue Jackson (Quarterback coach whisperer) ruined this kid’s career.

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    Kizers own coach at Notre Dame said he was not ready when he was drafted. That made him perfect for the Browns ownership to let him lead their tank. You can say a lot of things about Hue but he got production out of every starting caliber QB he had In Cleveland which was limited to RG3, then two years later Tyrod Taylor and Baker Mayfield (and he was right about Bakers limitations). The only reason Kizer isn’t thought of even worse than he is is because Nathan Peterman existed.

  6. Don’t forget the uselessness of draft boards. Some had Kizer ahead of Mahomes. I think he was past Watson and Trubisky in some.

    Drafts are a gamble and the Bears selecting HOF QBs is like me buying a lottery ticket. I’m still going to work everyday.

  7. How about Tim Tebow? He’s available, too. Or Brett Favre? He’d love to get back on the field.

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