Chicago Bears: End of the season 2021 NFL mock draft

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Chicago Bears, Trey Lance
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The Chicago Bears’ season is officially over

This past Sunday, the Chicago Bears‘ season ended in New Orleans against Drew Brees and the Saints. The 8-8 Bears lost in the first round of the playoffs officially ending their season. Now, it is time for the offseason with plenty of speculations and potential firings.

With the season over, the Bears officially have their draft spot as well. It is confirmed they will draft 20th overall following the Washington Football Team. It remains to be seen how many selections the Bears will have in this draft due to compensatory picks. This mock draft machine conducted on The Draft Network compensates for that though, so the Bears in this have seven total picks with two compensatory picks coming at the end of the sixth round.

Here is my recent mock draft conducted through their mock draft simulator.

Round 1 Ι Pick No. 20 Ι Chicago Bears find their quarterback of the future

I was shocked to see Trey Lance fall to this pick as there are plenty of QB-needy teams in this draft that drafted before the Bears, but I cannot pass on the opportunity to get a potential star dual-threat quarterback with the Bears’ first pick.

It is quite evident that the Bears do not want Mitchell Trubisky back next season. Trubisky is the scapegoat for Matt Nagy, so the Bears will move on and try with a different quarterback either way. That’s where the Bears take Lance.

Lance is a lot like Trubisky coming out in terms of experience. They both only had one season of college experience, so the Bears cannot mess this one up. They need to develop him correctly and let him sit a season or two to learn how the NFL works because the transition from FCS to the NFL will not be easy for the young quarterback.

Lance has the potential to be next in terms of star dual-threat quarterbacks like Kyler Murray, Josh Allen, and Lamar Jackson. Last season at NDSU, Lance accounted for 3,886 total yards and 42 total touchdowns (28 passing, 14 rushing) en route to an FCS National Championship. He additionally did not turn the ball over one time. He has a strong arm and outstanding athletic ability. If he develops the right traits, he can be a star quarterback.