The best perspectives on new Bears GM Phil Emery are from those who worked with him. One of those is Romeo Crennel, current Kansas City Chiefs head coach and a member of the Chiefs organization during Emery's time there.
In a exclusive interview with CSNChicago.com, Crennel provides some insight into the kind of individual the Bears are getting in Emery and how the Emery will work with the staff of Lovie Smith in finding the players with the talent and traits to fit the needs of a team looking to rebuild a playoff tradition.
As part of our coverage leading up to the 2017 NFL Draft we will provide profiles of more than 100 prospects, including a scouting report and video interviews with each player.
Brad Kaaya, QB, Miami
6'4" | 214 lbs.
3,532 YDS, 62.0 CMP%, 27 TD, 7 INT, 150.3 QBR
"Groomed to be a quarterback from an early age, Kaaya flashes the mechanics and intelligence of a player who has spent hours in quarterback camps. However, he can be too mechanical and thinks too much rather than just flowing and responding to what the field offers him. Kaaya could have used another year of college, but he has the tools and intangibles to become an NFL starter. While he can work around his average arm strength, he must improve his accuracy and anticipation if he is to make a mark in the NFL." — Lance Zierlein, NFL.com
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The Bears made things official Friday morning, announcing the signing of free-agent quarterback Mark Sanchez.
Sanchez has been much maligned since he was selected by the New York Jets with the fifth-overall pick in the 2009 draft.
In eight seasons — four with the New York Jets, two with the Philadelphia Eagles and one with the Dallas Cowboys — he's started 72 of the 77 games he's played in, completing 56.7 percent of his passes for 15,219 yards and 86 touchdowns compared to 86 interceptions.
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He went to the playoffs in each of his first two seasons, reaching the AFC Championship Game with the Jets in both 2009 and 2010. In six career playoff games, he completed 60.5 percent of his throws for 1,155 yards, nine touchdowns and three interceptions.
Sanchez, the USC product, played in just two games as a backup with the Cowboys last season, completing 10 of his 18 passing attempts for 93 yards.
Sanchez joins a reshaped Bears quarterback group that added Mike Glennon as an expected starter earlier this offseason.