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Reports: Penn State Legend Trace McSorley Signing With Bears

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It looks Penn State legend Trace McSorley has found a home.

As first reported by NFL insider Jordan Schultz and since corroborated, the Bears are signing McSorley to their practice squad.

McSorley had most recently been on the Patriots’ roster, but was cut toward the beginning of the regular season.

In late September, McSorley and former PSU teammate Grant Haley were supposed to be honorary captains before Penn State’s game against Iowa. Those plans changed for McSorley when he received a last-minute call to meet with an NFL team. It turned out that the team was the Bengals. Cincinnati eventually signed AJ McCarron. But now, it looks like McSorley will be on another team who’s initials are CB. Interestingly enough, Chicago’s starter, Justin Fields, committed to Penn State while McSorley was the team’s QB, but ended up de-committing and going to Georgia before ending his college career at Ohio State.

McSorley also recently had a workout with the Indianapolis Colts.

The Colts ended up signing former Texas A&M QB Kellen Mond.

McSorley was the QB of that Penn State team and, over his three seasons as the starter, became one of the most popular players in school history. He was the team’s starting quarterback from 2016-18, breaking multiple school records including for touchdowns and passing yards. Both of these records were surpassed by McSorley’s successor, Sean Clifford.

Trace McSorley is the most recent quarterback to beat Ohio State. He was in charge when PSU got that legendary 24-21 win in 2016 in which the signature play— maybe of the James Franklin era— was Marcus Allen’s blocked kick that turned into Grant Haley’s game-winning touchdown.

Penn State is at Ohio State this Saturday.


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