The Chicago Bears are going to add a quarterback in the 2021 NFL draft
With Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy coming back it appears that Mitch Trubisky will be the odd man out of the relationship. This had led to speculation about how the Chicago Bears will fix the quarterback position. There is obviously the NFL draft route or the veteran route.
There are arguments to be made on both sides, but when looking at everything it appears as though the Chicago Bears will bypassing free agency and hoping to find their future signal-caller in the NFL draft. Here is why.
5. Saving Cap Space
The argument for adding a veteran is that the Chicago Bears have a win-now window, and they cannot go young with that timetable. However, in creating a win-now roster, the Chicago Bears did some spending. A lot of spending.
They overspent on players such as Robert Quinn, and Danny Trevathan. They just paid Eddie Jackson big money and they have been pushing Khalil Mack’s money back for a few years. They still need to extend Roquan Smith as well.
The issue with adding a veteran is that they are going to cost more than a rookie. In some cases, guys like Carson Wentz, Jimmy Garopollo, and Derek Carr, who have been speculative adds, they come with serious cap hits.
Adding these names would have to come with moving on from Kyle Fuller or Akiem Hicks for cap reasons. That is fixing one issue to create more elsewhere.
With a rookie quarterback salary, they have one of the cheapest players at one of the most important positions for four or five years. This gives the Bears the chance to keep the core of the roster together and keeping the win-now window open.