Reason No. 1: The Chicago Bears would be doing simple due diligence
It’s not a crazy move to draft a quarterback every year or every other year. This doesn’t mean roll the dice and move up to grab a top-three guy. Does this mean doing one’s research on the quarterback class coming in. Who is a guy with a lot of upside? Who is the guy who is great physically but needs some coaching up in terms of technique? Who is someone who could fit one’s system if coached upright?
Investing in the most important position in football should be something every franchise does. Ryan Pace has drafted one quarterback in his six-year tenure with the Bears, and for the most part, it hasn’t worked out. Drafting a quarterback is like shooting a half-court shot in basketball; eventually one has to hit.
There’s no harm in drafting a guy on Day 3. Most of those picks don’t have huge implications in terms of roster importance. In fact, most of those picks are really shots in the dark — teams grab players they believe can be project guys with these picks for the most part.
For a position that the Bears have seemed to never have consistent success in, why wouldn’t you keep trying to find the future guy every year?