Three Free agent quarterbacks the Chicago Bears must consider in 2021

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Chicago Bears, Dak Prescott
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Dak Prescott would look great in a Chicago Bears uniform

The Bears already passed on the former fourth-round pick in the NFL draft (three times in the fourth round to be exact), and they should not let him slip away from them again. Dak Prescott has faced a lot of criticism since entering the league, but he truly is a top 15 and possibly top 10 quarterback in the NFL.

The 27-year-old quarterback is the best of this crop of free-agent quarterbacks. There aren’t a lot of options outside of him in terms of instant starters, so the market for Prescott will be expensive. He will likely demand upwards of a $35 million average annual salary. That would make him tied for the third-highest paid quarterback in the NFL behind Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson and tied with Russell Wilson.

Prescott has played extremely well for a young quarterback throughout his career already earning a Pro Bowl as a rookie and in 2018 as well. Last season, he exploded on the stat sheet completing 65.1% of his passes for 4,902 yards, 30 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. He also posted a 99.7 passer rating.

This season, Prescott was rolling again completing 68% of his passes for 1,856 yards, nine touchdowns, and four interceptions. He was on pace for an absurd 5,939 passing yards and 29 touchdowns.

The only issue is the Bears need to pry Prescott from resigning with Dallas. The Cowboys didn’t pay him this season and I’m sure that soured their relationship as he was just franchise tagged. He could be the answer to all of the Bears’ quarterbacking woes. They just need to pull the trigger.