Jake Perper

Jake Perper

Jake is an NFL insider, who has run his own website, Bears Backer (Chicagonow.com/bears-backer), a part of the Chicago Tribune since 2008. He's initiated and interviewed over 40 current and former Bears players, including Mike Ditka, Gale Sayers, Matt Forte and Lance Briggs. He currently covers high school sports for the Tampa Bay Times and writes in-depth feature stories for his site PrepSportsScouting.com. He's written previously for The Tampa Tribune, The Naples Daily News and online outlets, Bleacher Report, NFL.com and NFLTouchdown.com.

Jake can be reached via Twitter @JakePerper