A former Indiana quarterback is making his way back to the NFL, but as a cornerback.
Tuesday night, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Tre Roberson will sign with the Chicago Bears for the 2020 season. He was considered to be the top free agent in the Canadian Football League. He held nine other offers, according to Schefter.
Calgary CB Tre Roberson, thought to be the top CFL free agent this year, will sign with the Chicago Bears, per a league source. Roberson chose the Bears over nine other offers. Bears are expected to give Roberson the largest CFL-to-NFL compensation since Miami signed Cameron Wake
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 29, 2020
Roberson has spent the last two seasons with the Calgary Stampede. He was a member of the Minnesota Vikings in 2016 and 2017 as part of the practice squad.
Roberson played at Indiana from 2011-13, where he was a quarterback for the Hoosiers. In three seasons at IU, Roberson threw for 2,433 yards and 20 touchdowns with 11 interceptions. He also rushed for 982 yards and 10 scores.
After the 2013 season, he transferred to Illinois State to round out his college career. He played two seasons with the Redbirds. He rounded out his time at the FCS level with 5,446 passing yards and 1,806 rushing yards. He accounted for 70 total touchdowns at Illinois State.
In 2016, Roberson went undrafted but continued to pursue a career in professional football.