The Chicago Bears must follow this one plan at quarterback in 2021

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If the Chicago Bears make a move at quarterback in 2021, it needs to be this one

The Chicago Bears quarterback position is nothing short of a confusing mess. Mitch Trubisky started the season relatively well but fell apart in Week 3. Nick Foles came in and rallied the Bears to an unbelievable comeback victory. Then, the wheels started falling off. After a 5-1 start, the team lost six in a row. During that time, the Bears saw Nick Foles get hurt and that’s when the switch back to Trubisky happened. Was it soon enough though?

The past three games for the Chicago Bears have seen solid quarterback play out of Mitch Trubisky. The 2017 second-overall pick has had the following stats these past three weeks: a 73.54 completion percentage, 736 passing yards, five touchdowns, and one interception, per Pro Football Focus.

Some Chicago Bears fans believe Trubisky has earned at least another year with the franchise. Others argue it’s too soon to make that decision. Regardless, the Chicago Bears do need to make a move at quarterback — but not in terms of who is starting.

In 2021, the Bears should bring in a young, developmental quarterback. This should be someone who can sit as the third-string guy, learn the offense, and not feel the pressure to start right away. It may seem like a move that shouldn’t be a huge priority, but here are a few reasons why it’s important.