The Chicago Bears are projected to be the worst landing spot for Mac Jones
Jones is not the most mobile quarterback. He is able to move within the pocket, but he is not someone who will scramble often. In fact, he only had three rushing yards for Alabama this season. Jones is a more traditional quarterback who likes to sling it from within the tackles. He will need a solid offensive line, something the current Chicago Bears roster lacks.
This is one of the main reasons the Chicago Bears are listed as the worst landing spot for Jones. Bleacher Report believes that Jones would do better in Indianapolis behind one of the best offensive lines in football — something he has been accustom to at Alabama.
Jones, similarly to Mitch Trubisky, is a one-year starter. The difference here is that Jones has had arguably the best talent around him on that offense. This is my one hangup on Jones as a prospect. I know he distributed the ball well and he read the defense well enough to make the right reads most of the time, but he also had the likes of DeVonta Smith and Jayen Waddle. Neither the Colts nor the Bears have elite talent at wide receiver — that could limit Jones in 2021.
The only way the Chicago Bears receiving corps is better than the Colts is if they retain Allen Robinson. Robinson and Mooney are a better 1-2 punch than T.Y. Hilton and Michael Pittman Jr. The problem is, I am not so sure Robinson returns to Chicago. Bleacher Report has Jones sitting behind Rivers (signed to another one-year deal) in 2021. This would not be a luxury the Chicago Bears could afford unless they role out Nick Foles for a year or retain Trubisky.
As much as I would love to see the Chicago Bears attack the quarterback position by drafting Mac Jones, I agree that he would not be put in a position to succeed here in Chicago. If the Bears can land Jones in the second round, I am all for it. However, this team needs to take an offensive tackle in the first round and honestly maybe in the second round too. My ideal draft would be Mac Jones or Kyle Trask in the second round.