The Chicago Bears have a quarterback controversy heading into 2020, but some analysts believe they will be drafting a quarterback in the first round in 2021.
There is the infamous saying “when you have two quarterbacks you really have no quarterbacks”. This might not always be the case (see Favre and Rodgers or Bledsoe and Brady), but it happens more often than not. As the Chicago Bears quarterback competition heats up (who am I kidding nothing his happening right now during lockdown), fans will see what the future of the position holds come 2021.
Before we get into the mock draft, we must point out that if the Chicago Bears are taking a quarterback in the first round, there is a good chance either Matt Nagy, Ryan Pace or both might be looking for a new job. This means that one or neither might not even be involved with this pick. Therefore, we should not want this to happen. What we should be rooting for is either Mitchell Trubisky or Nick Foles to have a successful season.
This way too early mock draft was put together by CBS. The mock draft has the Chicago Bears slotted in as the 14th overall pick. First of all, I am not happy that the Chicago Bears are essentially in the middle of the draft. This means the team had a 6-10 or 7-9 season. Personally, I find this to be insulting. The team is at worst going to be 8-8 again. That said, the team is getting back their second-most important defender in Akiem Hicks. This is a big deal.
Not to mention, Ryan Pace added Robert Quinn to replace Leonard Floyd and both Roquan Smith and Danny Trevathan will be back. We can expect to see some injuries on the defense, but they lost too many vital guys for too long last season. The Chicago Bears will not be picking 14th in 2021 or as I said, current coaches, Ryan Pace and other administrative personnel will be out of jobs.
In this mock draft, it should not surprise anyone that Trevor Lawrence went first overall. It also should not surprise anyone that Justin Fields was the second quarterback taken. Jamie Newman wound up going eighth overall to the Las Vegas Raiders. No other quarterbacks go off the board until the Chicago Bears select Brock Purdy.
Purdy is the current quarterback at Iowa State. Yes, the same school that fellow draft pick David Montgomery attended. He seems to be a rising offseason star, but I am not sold on him being a top target or even a first-round pick. He does look to be a guy to watch if the 2021 college season happens. I would even say he could find himself going in the second round. Time will tell though if he vaults himself into the first.
Purdy seems to be athletic and knows where to go with the football. However, he is not the most consistent and he will need to find a way to show off his arm more despite having lesser talent around him than the likes of Lawrence or Fields.
Would you be happy with another quarterback from a smaller school program?