Three Free agent quarterbacks the Chicago Bears must consider in 2021
By Joseph Herff
The Chicago Bears need to improve their quarterback room
Before the 2020 season, the Chicago Bears knew they had a quarterback dilemma. After selecting Mitchell Trubisky second overall in the 2017 NFL Draft, he never truly lived up to his draft capital. He showed a lot of promise in his rookie and second season earning a spot in the Pro Bowl in just his second season.
After that, Trubisky has not done much. He has been inconsistent and struggled with reading defenses and decision-making. It remains to be seen how big of a role Matt Nagy played in those issues, but all of that aside, he clearly needed competition before the 2020 season.
Nagy then spurred Ryan Pace to bring in his guy Nick Foles to run his offense. Pace then traded away a fourth-round compensatory pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars to acquire Foles. They got Foles fairly cheap as the Jaguars ate most of his contract. Foles was brought in to run Nagy’s offense correctly and battle out Trubisky for the job.
To keep things short, we all know what happened after that. Trubisky won the job, got pulled prematurely in Week 3, and ever since Foles has taken over. Unfortunately for the Bears, neither quarterback has shown enough to be the guy next season.
Trubisky will likely leave in free agency. Foles will be back next season, but he will likely be a backup or just a bridge quarterback for whoever the Bears draft. The Bears need to address the quarterback position this offseason since Foles is the only returning quarterback. They need to add someone in free agency, in the draft, or both. Here are some quarterbacks they can go after in free agency.