Quarterbacks the Chicago Bears should target in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Week 3 of the 2020 NFL season may be the last time we see former second overall pick Mitchell Trubisky start at quarterback for the Chicago Bears. Trubisky played okay during the game but started to struggle in the third quarter throwing an interception virtually to the other team.
In the first two weeks, Trubisky was one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL. Pro Football Focus rated Trubisky as a top 15 quarterback to start the season. He led an incredible fourth-quarter comeback against the Detroit Lions and started hot against the New York Giants just to cool down in the second half.
Shockingly enough, he got pulled early and Foles got put in. Foles struggled at first but virtually threw five touchdowns after he came in (Anthony Miller dropped one, Allen Robinson got robbed of another).
Now, the Bears are set up for a good situation. The Bears have a good bridge quarterback for a rookie to study under after the 2021 NFL Draft. The Bears can recreate a scenario much like the Kansas City Chiefs in 2017 with Patrick Mahomes or the Green Bay Packers just created with Jordan Love. Matt Nagy can get his hands on a rookie he knows will fit the scheme and can have him study under Foles.
The Bears likely won’t get a shot at the two high-rated quarterbacks — Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields — but they can still get a project or another good quarterback in the first round.