Chicago Bears: 5 quarterbacks who may become available soon
By Ryan Heckman
Chicago Bears offseason quarterback trade targets: Carson Wentz
Admittedly, this is the last guy I want to see the Bears trade for. But, is he a better fit than Trubisky? That’s actually a great question.
At one point, Carson Wentz was an up-and-coming quarterback who was amongst MVP consideration. That was only back in 2017 during his second season as a pro when he tossed 33 touchdowns to just seven picks in 13 starts. Of course, that year, Nick Foles took over after Wentz got hurt and the Eagles won the Super Bowl.
If the Eagles cut Wentz this offseason, they’ll be on the hook for just under $40 million. That would hurt. So, the trade market may not be too hot for Wentz. It seems the Eagles plan to keep him, but Wentz has also stated he would like a trade if he’s not going to be the starter next season.
Should the Bears even consider entering trade discussions with Philadelphia, Wentz would have to agree to restructure his contract, almost like Foles did when he came to Chicago. There’s not a chance the Bears would want to take on that contract as-is.
Think of it this way, though: If one could guarantee the Bears firing Chuck Pagano and bringing in a more aggressive defensive coordinator, any one of these quarterback options would make the team much, much better.