Last week, the Chicago Bears perplexed their fan base when George McCaskey announced he would be retaining Ted Phillips, Ryan Pace, and Matt Nagy for this coming season.
When asked why McCaskey mostly bumbled around the word “collaboration” mixed with meaningless filler speech that skipped over the most important part of the game: wins and losses.
Now, the Bears are stuck with the same mediocre crew going into a crucial offseason. Pace has had three shots at the quarterback position in six years and has failed with every single one of them. Coach Nagy is entering his fourth year as the Bears’ head coach and, if he is to survive another season, will need Pace to hit a home run on his fourth attempt at a quarterback.
Make no mistake: Mitchell Trubisky is not the guy. That relationship between him and Nagy is over. That ship has sailed. Nagy and Trubisky cannot co-exist any longer. Nagy is great at scheming guys open, but has failed in the play-calling department and doesn’t have a quarterback that can always hit those open targets.
McCaskey is keeping them around in hopes that just maybe one more swing at quarterback could potentially see Nagy’s playbook finally take shape. But, which starting quarterback will the Bears end up with for 2021?
They could opt to go into the free agency pool or potentially pull off a trade. But, in this case, it’s the 2021 NFL Draft. That’s where Pace will not only find his next quarterback, but a whole crew of playmakers to add to the offense and ultimately, save Nagy’s job.