2021 Mock Draft: Chicago Bears find future quarterback
The Chicago Bears find their future quarterback in second round of mock draft
It is no secret that the Chicago Bears need a young quarterback of the future. Clearly, Mitch Trubisky‘s time in Chicago is done. This leaves Nick Foles as the quarterback of the future. Honestly, that does not excite me at all. Foles is only 31 years old and is under contract (kind of) until 2022. The problem is, if Foles performs well enough, he has an opt-out clause that can allow him to opt-out of his contract. Even if he stays, the Bears need to find a protege for the future.
Ryan Pace has only drafted one quarterback during his tenure in Chicago — Mitch Trubisky. Many fans do not want him involved in drafting another. Pace also hasn’t followed his own advice about drafting a quarterback every year. That might have been a little far-fetched but to only draft Trubisky since 2015 is a problem and I am a Trubisky fan.
We recently took a look at a Pro Football Network 2021 mock draft. PFN had the Bears selecting a wide receiver at 19th overall to replace Allen Robinson. That receiver was Jaylen Waddle and honestly, I love the idea of him here in Chicago. Yes, I’d be okay with him over an offensive tackle only because at 19, the top offensive tackles are usually gone.
Unless they trade up, I’d be looking to free agency once again to resolve the offensive line problem. Not to mention, the Chicago Bears offensive line is currently ranked 12th in the run game and 13th in the passing game. I’m okay with that if you can replicate it in 2021 and add a playmaker like Waddle.
PFN has the Chicago Bears selecting Kyle Trask in the second round
Well, in this mock draft by PFN the Chicago Bears look to find the quarterback of the future in the second round. The top three quarterbacks went in order of Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields and Trey Lance within the first six picks of the first round. PFN had the Chicago Bears select the fourth quarterback in the draft at 51st overall. The Bears took Florida quarterback Kyle Trask.
I have not dived into the college quarterbacks enough (start my process in January), but Trask is having one hell of a season. That said, it is hard to compare him to other college quarterbacks when many teams are not even participating in the 2020 season right now.
Kyle Trask is completing 71.8 percent of his passes this season. He has 996 passing yards through only three games. He also has 14 touchdowns and only one interception. He is putting on a show. The good thing about Trask is that this is not a fluke season. He has improved from last season, but even in 2019, Trask completed 66.9 percent of his passes for 2,941 yards, 25 touchdowns and only seven interceptions. The yardage per game was not great, but it showed promise.
I will not argue with anyone who wants an offensive lineman taken in the first round. I’d be on board with that too. That said, even if the Bears extend Allen Robinson, I’d be excited about adding Waddle. I am not sold on Kyle Trask yet until I study his film, and Florida quarterbacks do not seem to work out often in the NFL, but I do like the idea of quarterback in the second round if the team cannot land one of the top three. Here are some other names to consider.