Chicago Bears: 3 Reasons they shouldn’t draft a QB in the first round
By Joseph Herff
The Chicago Bears need an offensive tackle more
The Bears currently don’t have a good quarterback, but they have serviceable ones that are average behind a good offensive line. They need an offensive tackle more than a quarterback because they have two horrible offensive tackles.
Both Charles Leno and Bobby Massie are under contract next season but are prime cut candidates for when the season ends as they take up too much money to be bad at their jobs. The Bears need to completely retool their offensive tackles while retaining their interior offensive line with the emergence of Sam Mustipher.
Massie has missed most of the season due to injury, but both of his backups (Germain Ifedi and Jason Spriggs) have looked just as good if not better than he did when he was playing tackle. The Bears need to completely retool this position group as they shouldn’t have any of their tackles return next season. They need to do this through the NFL Draft.
It also helps that this offensive tackle class is a deep one. There are a lot of great offensive tackles that teams can get in the first round of this draft. They can get a starting offensive tackle no matter when they pick in the first round. Can the same be said if the Bears pick 20th and have to take Kyle Trask at quarterback?