Boston, MA, April 1, 2016 (Newswire.com) - Former Southern Illinois Quarterback Mark Iannotti has received an invitation to workout for the Chicago Bears of the NFL. Iannotti finished his career by completing 66% of his passes with 24 touchdowns and a passer efficiency rating of 144.4.
Iannotti has been on the rise since since his season ended, and continues to improve on his mechanics and footwork. For the past few months Iannotti has been working with renowned quarterback guru Jeff Christensen. Christensen has played a huge role in the development of former 4th round pick and current Redskins started Kirk Cousins. You can see here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs8S6ZE66rs that Iannotti has already drastically improved the quickness of his release. At 6'2" and 220 pounds Iannotti has the size NFL teams look for. He is a tremendous leader who prides himself on his consistency and accuracy with the football. Iannotti has been known for being a student of the game with a brilliant football mind. After running a 4.87 at his pro day, Iannotti also showed scouts that he has to athletic ability to escape the pocket and keep plays alive. Agent David Schuman states, "Mark is one of those once in a lifetime kids, who can play the game and understands inside and out. He's an academic all american, so he is athletic and smart."
"Mark is one of the most cerebral QB's out there. He has made the players around him better and would be a suitable backup in the NFL who could emerge down the line as a starter with grooming."
Rick Serritella, NFL Draft Bible Analyst & Founder
Iannotti is a very dedicated developmental player who lists his study habits, character and toughness among his many strengths. To go along with his skills as a quarterback Iannotti also has experience holding for field goals and could contribute right away on special teams.
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