The Chicago Bears need a quarterback and own the 3rd overall pick, but is there a quarterback worth that high of a pick? No! Here’s a fatal flaw for each high profile quarterback in the draft.
The Chicago Bears have a hole in the worst possible place, quarterback. In the current NFL, it’s nearly impossible to win without a franchise caliber quarterback. While it’s possible to land a franchise quarterback through free agency and trades, the risks mount quickly. Success stories like the Packers trading for Brett Farve and the Broncos signing Peyton Manning are buried beneath blunders like the Vikings trading for Sam Bradford and the Texans signing Brock Osweiler.
When it comes to finding a franchise quarterback, the draft provides the best chance at success. As always, a handful of names float to the surface with the status of first round talent. However, this year may contain more land mines than any draft in the last 5 years. Recent mock drafts have at least three quarterbacks being taken with the first round, but are any of them worth it?
The third overall pick which the Bears possess not only holds the future of the franchise, but also the jobs of John Fox and Ryan Pace. Should the Bears want to be successful in the coming years and if John Fox and Ryan Pace want to be in Chicago past 2017, they will stay clear of taking a quarterback with the third overall pick.
Below will be a fatal flaw of each quarterback with possible first round value.