How big of an impact will Victor Cruz have on the Bears?

How big of an impact will Victor Cruz have on the Bears?

The Bears inked Victor Cruz to a one-year deal on Thursday, adding another receiver to an already crowded corps.

But it never hurts to add a veteran one to a young group, especially with a new starting quarterback.

Cruz is 30 years old and isn't the same Pro Bowl-caliber player he was before missing the entire 2015 season with a calf injury, but he surely has a lot left in the tank and can serve as a great mentor for the Bears receivers.

Just how big of an impact will he have on his new team? See what the SportsTalk Live panel had to say in the video above.

Mitch Trubisky drops a dime through tire swing

Mitch Trubisky drops a dime through tire swing

If you're worried about rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky's accuracy, you may want to check out this viral video circulating from the Bears Twitter account. 

 

In the clip, Trubisky, who was selected No. 2 overall by general manager Ryan Pace and company, showed off his precision by practicing backyard football style. The North Carolina product used a tire swing to demonstrate his skills, launching an absolute dime through the center of it. And, no, it didn't hit any rim. 

Trubisky was fairly accurate in his final season with the Tar Heels. He completed 68 percent of his passes and tossed 30 touchdowns to only six interceptions. For comparison's sake, Jay Cutler connected on 59 percent of his throws during his senior season at Vanderbilt. 

Another cool feature in the video, Trubisky looks to be decked out in full Chicago Bears gameday gear. We'll see how accurate he is when throwing to actual receivers this summer. 

 

 

Ranking Bears rookies based on expected impact this season

Ranking Bears rookies based on expected impact this season

The Bears figure to have a number of rookies get significant playing time in 2017.

CSN Chicago's Chris Boden ranked the Bears' rookie class based on how much impact he expects them to make. Watch the video above to see what Boden says about the top five.

5. Jordan Morgan, OL, fifth round pick

Boden's take: "He might be on the practice squad all year long. The Bears right now at least have good depth on the offensive line. I don't see him contributing much this year."

4. Mitch Trubisky, QB, No. 2 overall pick

Boden's take: "It's not out of the question (that he contributes). As good as he looked at rookie minicamp, this is a long-range project. There's a lot for him to learn."

3. Tarik Cohen, RB, fourth round pick

Boden's take: "The Darren Sproles comp could make an impact, especially on third downs. He's going to have to pick up 10 pounds or so if he wants anything more than that."

2. Eddie Jackson, S, fourth round pick

Boden's take: "He could potentially be a starting safety." "If not... Eddie Jackson could have an impact in the return game."

1. Adam Shaheen, TE, second round pick

Boden's take: "You can't teach his size. Even though he still has a little work to do in terms fluidity and moving in football situations, he's going to be a red zone target."