The Chicago Bears re-signed T Jonathan Scott to a one-year deal on March 25th.
The 30-year old Texas product joined the Bears after Week One of the 2012 NFL season.
He went on to start seven games at right tackle replacing Gabe Carimi, who was eventually moved to right guard.
The seven-year veteran was drafted in the fifth round by the Detroit Lions in the 2006 NFL Draft. He spent two seasons in Detroit (2006-07) before moving to Buffalo (2008-09). Then he signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers (2010-11) where he started 14 games in two seasons helping them make a run to the Super Bowl.
The 6’6″ tackle has started 35 of the 70 games he has appeared in his seven-year NFL career. He has started both at left and right tackle.
“I have a good feeling; I’m very excited about the upcoming season.”
He is excited to return to the windy city because he believes it gives him a “chance to win a championship.”
He wants to improve in his second season in Chicago and he thinks he can do just that by “obliterating anyone” who lines up in front of him.
He has already had a chance to discuss football with new offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Aaron Kromer and assistant offensive line coach Pat Meyer.
“I’ve talked to them both. They have spoken of me in high regard. I’m looking forward to the new journey.”
He takes a lot of pride in playing for such a storied franchise such as the Chicago Bears.
“My dad was a big historian and I realize that I’m a part of history and that is something to be proud of. Also my mom grew up in Chicago, so I enjoy that home away from home feeling.”
He sums up the 2012 season as a “journey” and believes that his play was “solid, but there is always room for improvement.”
The biggest factor that played into his return to Chicago was “the team and the camaraderie.”
He’s ready to embrace the competition for the starting right tackle job with J’Marcus Webb.
“I look forward to striving as a team to win a Lombardi; I came close. Now I want to hoist it above my head”
He believes his ability to be a “student of the game” has helped him bring “longevity in the league.”
His biggest strength is his “willingness to fight for the team” and his biggest weakness is that he is “overly critical to self to be great.”
His father Ray Scott was a defensive lineman and tight end for the New York Jets in the late 1960’s, so he already had a football background growing up.
“In elementary school I figured it was my destiny to be where my dad was.”
He has been enjoying the off-season because it gives him time to “live life, enjoy others and not be on a schedule.”
He is a big family man and likes to “enjoy his family in every capacity” including getting them tickets to Bears games.
You can find him often at his favorite spots to eat in Chicago: Tom & Eddie’s, Lou Malnati’s and Garret’s Popcorn.
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