Chicago Bears: 2021 NFL Draft late-round quarterback targets

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The Chicago Bears need to draft a quarterback in the 2021 NFL Draft

It is quite evident that the Chicago Bears still don’t have their quarterback of the future. Sure, Mitch Trubisky has looked very solid in his return to being the starter of the Bears, but he has major limitations currently. Those limitations may go away in years of playing, but for now, the Bears need to look at other options.

It wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world if Trubisky came back on a one or two year deal to be the Bears’ bridge quarterback. Some people vomit at the idea, but in reality, he is the best, affordable option for that. He is a great person and locker room presence as well that can help a quarterback sit a few years.

Along with him, Nick Foles will still be on the roster as the backup. The Bears could have a situation much like the Green Bay Packers right now where they make a young, rookie quarterback inactive on gameday and only use Trubisky and Foles. This obviously isn’t the same as Green Bay as they have Aaron Rodgers, but still, it is a good idea to have with a late-round quarterback who likely needs a lot of work.

It’s rare that a late-round quarterback hits and can even become a starter, but in recent years we’ve seen Dak Prescott and Gardner Minshew both excel as starters for their respective teams. Prescott has been elite whereas Minshew was very solid on a bad team. Regardless, the Bears need to look at an option at quarterback potentially outside of the top two or even three rounds.