The words collaborate gave it away
The number of times that George McCaskey, Ted Phillips, Ryan Pace, and Matt Nagy said collaborate at the end of the season press conference was all that you needed to hear. Think about it, they did collaborate on Foles. They got their vet.
Matt Nagy did not get to collaborate on Mitch Trubisky. In fact, rumors swirled that nobody was collaborating with Ryan Pace when he drafted Mitch Trubisky. So, when “collaborate” came out so much, they may have well been saying that Ryan Pace learned and this time he will listen to the voices in the room.
This is pretty cut and dry. They collaborated on Foles, and now Nagy will get to collaborate and bring in the draft pick of his choosing as well. The move will help the Chicago Bears with cap space considering a rookie contract is cheaper, and it also opens a longer window where the future may look much brighter next year depending on how the rookie is trending.
It would be hard to listen to the four decision-makers of the Chicago Bears and think that they are not drafting a quarterback. Now, the question becomes how much do they trade and how high up do they go?