Chicago Bears: Way too early 2021 realistic offseason expectations
The NFL Draft is likely how the Chicago Bears will have to find sustained success
The draft will be very important next year. It will be different considering many of the schools might not even have a season. Hopefully, there is enough for the scouts to take into consideration, and fingers crossed there might be a season for some conferences.
The importance of this draft for the Bears cannot be stated enough. The Bears need some young players on cheap deals to play at a high level. They actually have a first-round pick, so this could be the year to bring in some super good talent.
I deliberately have not talked about the quarterback situation yet, because it is going to be complicated. They have declined Mitchell Trubisky‘s fifth-year option, which means he will hit the market as a free agent. Then Nick Foles will be the only quarterback on the team. If Trubisky does well, should the Bears pay him to be the starter for the future? Will they be able to pay him? It hurts to think about this, to be honest.
If Mitch does not play well enough to earn a contract, the Bears will most likely have to draft a quarterback. This class has some great talent like Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields, and Trey Lance, but will the Bears have a high enough pick to take one of them?
Then, if the Bears are trying to stay competitive in the coming years, having a young inexperienced quarterback might not help their cause, because most QB’s need more time to develop unless their names are Patrick Mahomes or Lamar Jackson. The bottom line is whether the Bears take a quarterback or not, this draft must be aced by the coaches and front office, or things could get tough.