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Jordan Lynch impresses on his day as Bears RB
Jordan Lynch was happy, but tired, after his first day as a running back.
“Quarterback’s all mental in practice,” the former NIU signal caller said Friday at Halas Hall, following the Bears’ first day of rookie mini-camp. “Now I gotta turn on the physical side in practice, and do special teams, always on the go.
“Staying in shape is going to be key.”
Wearing No. 36, Lynch was one of four running backs to participate in the camp.
“I think in Day 1, he certainly didn’t look out of place,” Bears coach Marc Trestman said.
He threw some passes, but only before practice, when he was trying to warm up. And Trestman, when asked about using Lynch’s versatility, stressed that his best position, at least for now, is running back.
“I’m really focused on this whole running back thing and playing special teams too,” Lynch said.
Lynch said he had interest from the Packers about playing quarterback, but they “kinda shied away a little bit late.” He decided then that “playing running back and playing special teams could be my calling card in the NFL.”
The Bears seem happy he did. Trestman praised Lynch’s preparedness
“I know he’s hungry for information,” the coach said. “He wants to know what we’re gonna do tomorrow, yesterday, and he wants to know what we’re gonna do three days from now today.
“So he’s hungry to learn. He’s extremely motivate.d he’s very smart.”