With more draft picks, Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery might have added a quarterback on Saturday. But with only six picks – after adding one via a trade down in the fifth round – the Bears were not able to achieve that goal. They have lined up a local quarterback for rookie minicamp in two weeks, thought. According to an NFL source, Jimmy Coy of St. Xavier will participate in the three-day orientation for rookies on a tryout basis. Right now it is believed he will be the only quarterback at the rookie minicamp. Coy, who played in high school at Maine South, spent the last two seasons at St. Xavier. Previously, he played two seasons at El Camino Junior College in Torrance, Calif., and attended Valdosta State but did not play there. Coy, 6-foot, 210 pounds, was tops in NAIA in 2011 with 4,261 yards passing and 42 touchdowns. This past year, Coy passed for 3,427 yards and 35 touchdowns with 10 interceptions in helping lead the team to an 11-2 record.
Bears will give St. Xavier QB Coy a shot
Chicago Tribune | Apr 28