Chicago Bears 2014 Training Camp Profile: Jordan Lynch
Known as one of the most productive quarterbacks in college football over the past few years, Jordan Lynch will be playing a different position to start his NFL career. This is something Tim Tebow should’ve done when he came into the NFL, but he flamed out of the league when he chose to play quarterback instead of tight end. Lynch will be playing running back going into his rookie season, and he could be a good fit for Marc Trestman and the Chicago Bears.
Matt Forte had the best season of his career last year and he is undoubtedly the starter going forward, but Lynch could be a spell back, and he could be the guy who would come in on the goal line. Michael Bush was decent over the past few years, but Lynch is a cheaper option and would be a fan favorite as well. Coach Trestman wanted Lynch on this team, and there is surely a reason why.
Lynch is happy with the transition too. Running that football comes naturally to the Northern Illinois University product. In college, Lynch rushed for over 4,300 yards, and had 48 touchdowns to go with it. Lynch is the type of player you want on your roster. His attitude is contagious and he is a blue-collared player. To many players, stats are the most important thing, but to Lynch, winning is the only thing that matters.
The Bears need to get back to their winning ways, and bringing in winners like Lynch is a good start. Trestman loves versatility, and Lynch is going to be a bowling back for the Bears moving forward. Lynch is 6-foot-1, 215 pounds, and his desire for the game will make him a special player for Chicago.