Former Texas A&M star Trevor Knight appears to have another opportunity to make an impression on the NFL.
Knight, 24, will join former Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray as tryout players during the Chicago Bears’ three-day rookie mini-camp that runs through the weekend, according to a report from Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun Times.
Murray and Knight will be two of a reported 43 tryout players who will join the Bears’ draft picks and undrafted rookie free agents through the workout period. Organized team activities, which include the core of the Bears’ projected 53-man roster, are slated to begin Tuesday.
While it is likely the organization needed able and experienced arms to throw to receivers and run simulated offensive sets during the workouts, that doesn’t mean the former SEC stars couldn’t catch someone’s eye in the process.
Knight, who threw for 2,432 yards and 19 touchdowns during the 2016 season for the Aggies, was not selected in the 2017 NFL Draft. The former Oklahoma transfer worked out with the Arizona Cardinals and Atlanta Falcons in 2017, but has not yet been able to find a home in professional football.
Murray, who threw for 13,166 yards passing at Georgia from 2010-13, was a fifth-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2014 NFL Draft. He stayed with the organization for two seasons, but did not see action. He was released by the team prior to the 2016 season, which he spent trying to latch on with the Arizona Cardinals and Philadelphia Eagles. He last worked out with the Los Angeles Rams during the 2017 offseason.
Mitchell Trubisky, who was selected at No. 2 overall out of North Carolina in the 2017 NFL Draft, is slated to be the starting quarterback for the Bears this season. While neither Murray nor Knight is realistically poised to make a run at that spot at this point, unseating the prized draft pick is the goal for these proven-winner college quarterbacks.