Bears sign Mark Sanchez to back up Mike Glennon

The Bears will soon add a third veteran as Mark Sanchez is finalizing a deal to join the Bears on a one-year contract, NFL Media reported Thursday.

CSN Chicago's James Miller seems to think Sanchez will fit in with the Bears, but other pundits like CBS Sports' Rich Gannon believe it's an "accident waiting to happen".

The former first round pick completed just ten passes in two games past year for the Cowboys.

"Add", not "draft", and add he has with Mike Glennon and now Sanchez to go along with Connor Shaw, keeping open the possibility of using a second-day pick on another developmental player.

Sanchez was the fifth overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft by the Jets and spent his first five seasons in NY.

There had been a lot of Chicago Bears rumors about the future of the franchise and what was going to take place with Jay Cutler.

There was worse Chicago Bears news this offseason, though, as star receiver Alshon Jeffery signed with the Philadelphia Eagles. He slides in as the No. 2 behind Mike Glennon.

This leaves another hole on the offense for the Bears and one which needs to be addressed during the upcoming National Football League draft.

The Bears quarterback depth chart is growing.

As for the Bears, they are coming off an abysmal 3-13 season and haven't been to the playoffs since the 2010 campaign.

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