Chicago Bears pick 12th overall
The Chicago Bears have made their selection and at 12th overall, Ryan Pace finds his replacement quarterback for Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles. With the team’s first-round selection, Pace drafts Trey Lance, quarterback out of North Dakota State.
As of now, Lance is projected to be the third quarterback to come off the board in the 2021 NFL Draft. The thing is, will he falter in 2020 if there is an NCAAF season? He only has one year under his belt (will not stop Pace), but that year was rather impressive.
In 2019, Lance finished with 2,786 yards, 28 touchdowns and zero interceptions. Although he is playing against lower-level talent than the likes of Trevor Lawerence and Justin Fields, not throwing an interception all season is quite impressive. He also added another 14 touchdowns while rushing for 1,100 yards. Lance led the Bison to a 16-0 record.
Should the Chicago Bears struggle on offense again in 2020, drafting a quarterback early is highly likely. This means that Mitchell Trubisky is not being re-signed for the 2021 season and Nick Foles will be the stopgap quarterback while Lance either sits in 2021 or pushes Foles to the bench. Either way, it makes sense for the team to take another quarterback early, but will it be Pace and Nagy making that selection?