Chicago Bears: Potential First Round QBs

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With the Bears potentially targeting a quarterback of the future in the 2017 draft, I’ve broke down the potential first round options.

There have already been a lot of changes made by the Chicago Bears at the quarterback position this offseason. The Jay Cutler era is officially over, last season’s other starters (Hoyer, Barkley) have already signed with the 49ers, and the Bears have signed free agent QBs Mike Glennon and Mark Sanchez.

I don’t think the Bears are done yet at the position either. Even with Glennon, Sanchez, and holdover Connor Shaw on the roster, I think this will finally be the year that GM Ryan Pace drafts a quarterback to develop. The Bears are supposedly high on Shaw, but very few people outside the organization think he’ll be anything more than a decent backup.

The Bears haven’t picked this high in an NFL Draft since 1971 and I think they may use their rare draft position to take a quarterback they can groom as the future of the team. It’s not an exceptionally strong draft class at the position, but there are a few players that I think can develop into top-tier NFL quarterbacks.

I’ve already covered the potential day two and day three quarterback targets in the draft and today I’m breaking down some options for the Bears number three pick. I’m not saying any of these players are worth the 3rd overall pick, just that if the Bears do select a quarterback in the first round that these are the best options.