Chicago Bears: 3 Reasons they shouldn’t draft a QB in the first round

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The Chicago Bears should avoid a quarterback in the first round

The Chicago Bears entered 2020 with what seemed to be a solid quarterback situation. They had former second overall pick Mitchell Trubisky battling it out with former Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles for the starting job. Whoever won would have then proven they are worthy to be a solid NFL starter.

As it seemed that way with Trubisky looking improved in Weeks 1 and 2, he eventually lost his job early on a tight leash from Matt Nagy. Foles came in and took the job. But eventually, we saw that Foles was actually not better and he was actually much worse. The Bears struggled to score at all with him at quarterback in some games even against the lowly Minnesota Vikings’ defense.

So, Trubisky forced Nagy’s hand to start him again once Foles got hurt since he is a statue in the pocket behind a horrid offensive line. Trubisky then earned the job since he has looked sharp taking the job over again, but he still hasn’t looked like a complete franchise quarterback to build your future around. He looked much like Foles of the past — a bridge quarterback.

So now, the Bears find themselves in quarterback purgatory once again needing to eventually invest in a high capital pick in a quarterback. However, they should still avoid a quarterback in the first round of this NFL Draft even with all of their quarterback issues in their franchise history. That may seem crazy as Nick Foles is the only quarterback under contract after this season, but it does make sense. Here is why.