Quarterback Jerrod Johnson

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    I was wondering this morning about the QB we signed to our practice squad, Jerrod Johnson. I didn't know anything about him. In case anyone else is wondering about him, here's some stuff I found. From reading the scouting reports, he could be a perfect raw talent for Trestman to work his magic on. He's definitely a "project" who needs work on his mechanics. But if Trestman truly is a QB guru, then here is a great guy to work with. Sounds like his ceiling is extremely high.

    He is 6'5"
    251 pounds (big guy)
    He's 25 years old

    He played college football at Texas A&M. Johnson was Texas A&M's starting quarterback from 2008 to 2010, finishing his collegiate career ranked first in school history with 8,011 passing yards and 8,888 yards total offense.

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    Here's some video from college FWIW:

     
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    http://www.nfldraft101.com/draft/profiles/player/125466/Jerrod_Johnson.jsp

    Strengths
    • Ideal size
    • Athletic, playmaking quarterback
    • Has the physical tools you look for
    • Looked like a franchise QB vs. Texas in 2009

    Weaknesses
    • Has failed to live up to expectations in 2010
    • Inconsistent
    • Poor accuracy
    • Questionable decision making - too many turnovers


    Like the strenghts, but the weaknesses: Poor acuracy and Poor decision making, those are not what you want in a WCO, not sure how this is the guy they need.
     
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    All I can figure is that Trestman sees something worth developing. From reading the scouting reports it looks like the guy needs a lot of work, so maybe Trestman figures he can "fix" what's needing fixing.

    I just want to watch and see if Trestman is the "real deal" with this QB guru stuff :-)
     
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    If they can train on his weaknesses and he improves during this season, he would be perfect. If not, nothing is lost. See why this is his problem and if he improves on his weaknesses you keep him. If not you drop him and wait to see him in the CFL
     
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    JABF, u know what would be REALLY interesting to follow, if trestman would pick one of the guys from this site and made it into franchise qb, now that would be some heavy guru sh.t!
     
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    Not to sound ignorant, because most people on this board are more knowledgeable than me, but why are people thinking this guy is a real project and when the hell will Trestman have time to actually 'work' with this guy? Won't he have enough to do with our actual starters preparing for the games? I would think Cutler takes up the majority of his time.

    We need a QB to run the practice squad but thinking he's going to develop into something else sounds a bit far fetched for now. I believe our future QB will come from next year's draft, not this Johnson guy.
     
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    ^^^ I agree. I see this JJ guy as nothing but a scout team QB who's holding a place until Blanchard is available again in November. And either way, we need to draft a QB in '14.
     
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    Sometimes they use "practice squad" qb's as a way to practice against scrambling QB's. With the league full of them these days, it makes sense in that regard. I will say, without a doubt, I will be as significant to the Bears future as this guy, tho.
     
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    I agree that he won't get a lot of Trestman's time. And he may or may not be Trestman's project QB. But if you've ever seen Trestman at a practice, then you know he's ALWAYS coaching/teaching the QB's. He is the consummate teacher. He's non-stop "hands on" teaching and this guy will get some of it too, albeit it will be the "leftovers" and not a focus of Trestman's time. I realize this isn't training camp, but even if this QB is simply running the scout team, I would imagine he'll be getting some benefit of Trestman's coaching.

    This is an opportunity for the Bears to kick the tires on this guy a bit. I hope we draft a youngster next year, but that isn't necessarily mutually exclusive of Trestman looking at ALL of his options, be it Blanchard, this guy, or even another young QB that might become available.

    I figure this isn't Lovie Smith's offense any more. This new guy Trestman seems more like a chess master, and this particular young QB is just one more chess piece. We don't know how Trestman is going to use him, but you don't want to count him out as a just a useless piece. That's my 2-cents worth anyway.
     
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