The Chicago Bears should only consider two quarterbacks in the first round
After the Chicago Bears win over the Minnesota Vikings, they continue to hurt their draft position in order to try and make a run to the playoffs. At 7-7 that isn’t impossible as they could finish the year 9-7 with an easy matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars and a Week 17 matchup against a potentially resting Green Bay Packers.
Mitchell Trubisky has been very serviceable in this newly designed Chicago Bears’ offense by new play-caller Bill Lazor, but Trubisky likely still isn’t the future. Trubisky may not even be back next season as he will hit free agency unless the Bears extend him. He looks to be playing himself into a new contract, but it likely won’t be a long term deal.
Next season, the Bears are only expected to return Nick Foles as both Trubisky and Tyler Bray are in the final years of their respective contracts. They need to at least bring in someone via the draft if they don’t want to sign anybody else.
It’s also a point to consider if the Bears should even go after a quarterback in the first round if the two quarterbacks are available. If they move on from Charles Leno and Bobby Massie after this season, they would essentially need two offensive tackles and one of those tackles should be a first-round pick.
Nonetheless, if the Bears make the playoffs, there is virtually no shot they will get Trevor Lawrence or Justin Fields barring a blockbuster trade to move up and get them. Both of them are expected to be top five picks. However, there are two quarterbacks that could hopefully fall to the Bears or could be in the range for a trade up.