Chicago Bears projected as the worst fit for this top quarterback prospect
The Chicago Bears are not even in the conversation for Trey Lance
Trey Lance and Mac Jones are the final two quarterbacks that Bleacher Report discusses. Honestly, I still have Kyle Trask in my top five, but outside of these five and Trask, I am not too excited about any other quarterbacks within the first three rounds.
Bleacher Report has Trey Lance fitting best with the New Orleans Saints. That’s interesting since they may have a quarterback conundrum of their own if Drew Brees retires. Jameis Winston will be a free agent again in 2021 and they extended Taysom Hill through 2021.
Drafting a quarterback would make sense for the Saints in this situation, but Lance and Hill would be very similar in their skill sets. Maybe Sean Payton is planning to revamp his offense similarly to Lamar Jackson in Baltimore.
The Colts were the worst landing spot for Lance according to Bleacher Report. The author spoke about how the Colts tried using Jacoby Brissett as a dual-threat quarterback in 2019, but apparently decided to switch back to a more traditional, in-the-pocket quarterback in Philip Rivers for 2020. I would argue that Brissett is not a true dual-threat quarterback. He is not that fast as his 40-time was 4.94. We can compare that to Lamar Jackson at 4.34 and Trubisky at 4.67.
Unless the Chicago Bears remove Matt Nagy from his head coaching responsibilities, the idea of a run-first quarterback does not make sense. We know that Nagy is not keen on changing up his offensive schemes to fit his quarterback’s skill set — look at Nagy with Trubisky. Drafting Lance (who I have as the sixth-best quarterback in this draft) does not make sense for Chicago at 20th overall.
This leaves Mac Jones.