Chicago Bears: Potential scenarios surrounding the quarterback battle

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What happens if both quarterbacks play poorly?

This could be very bad for the team. This could result in the firing of Ryan Pace and/or Matt Nagy causing the Bears to go through a full rebuild of staff. They would be wasting years of talent on their defense and even some on their offense. This is something that is possible and should scare Bears fans.

We could see the Nick Foles from the Rams in 2015 when he threw for seven touchdowns and 10 interceptions with a 69.0 passer rating. Pair that with 2019 Trubisky (or worse) and this team could struggle to go 8-8 as it did last season potentially having a top-ten draft pick. Foles would likely stay regardless to be the bridge quarterback, but he would lose his job quickly as Glennon did in 2017 with Trubisky.

The Bears then need to look forward at the future quarterbacks of the NFL. It is unlikely they get a crack at Trevor Lawerence without a trade-up, but there are other quarterbacks who they could target early. Here are just a few:

  1. Justin Fields, Ohio State
  2. Trey Lance, North Dakota State
  3. Tanner Morgan, Minnesota
  4. Jamie Newman, Georgia
  5. Brock Purdy, Iowa State

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Final Thoughts:

The sad thing is, any of these possibilities can happen and there isn’t one of these possibilities that aren’t out of the question. Bears’ fans need to realize that anything can happen this season and shouldn’t be surprised by it. This team can win a Super Bowl just as likely as they can go 4-12. Let’s hope for the best.