The Chicago Bears roster is set, what does the depth chart look like?
The 2020 offseason is finally behind us. The Chicago Bears have made all of their moves, and barring any crazy unforeseen circumstance, the roster you see right now will be what the roster looks like over the next couple of months.
Given the pause in the action, it is a good time to go position by position and see just what the Chicago Bears depth chart looks like. We will start with the open competition at quarterback.
1. Nick Foles
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and from the day that John DeFillippo, was hired it has been mine that Nick Foles was destined for Chicago. Now, my second call is that Foles will start Week One. Looking at the quarterback market, Andy Dalton and Jameis Winston signed as free agents to be backups. Nick Foles was traded for to be reunited with coaches he knows and be a teams starter. They saw enough of Trubisky.
2. Mitch Trubisky
They are going to give Trubisky a fair shake, but the odds are against him winning the job. Sportsbooks now have Foles as the prohibitive Week One starter favorite. The Bears declined the fifth-year option for Trubisky, and while he is likely to see the field at some point, he is more likely to start the year as the backup.
3. Tyler Bray
The most disappointing thing the Bears did this offseason was bringing back Bray with no other competition. The position needed an entire overhaul, and while Nick Foles is an upgrade over Chase Daniel, bringing back two of the same three quarterbacks from last year does not show investing every resource into making this the most complete room possible.
We all know Bray is here because he has helped Trubisky in the past and he has followed Matt Nagy around. When things are going smoothly at the QB position, wasting a number three spot on a player who is buddy-buddy with the guys in the room is fine, but there should be a more veteran or prominent presence in the room. If Foles gets hurt, which has happened, the Bears are back to their old plan. They needed to invest more in getting everything out of this spot.
Trevor Siemian, Matt Moore, Drew Stanton, even Joe Flacco, would show more commitment to making the room better.