Chicago Bears get Jimmy Garoppolo in these high-value trades
By Ryan Heckman
The Chicago Bears rid themselves of an attitude problem in this trade
This sounds terrible on the 49ers’ part at first, but maybe a change of scenery would do Anthony Miller some good. He has not meshed well with the Bears and consistently shows an immature, poor attitude.
Maybe that’s due to still needing time to develop and mature, or maybe that’s because of how bad the Bears’ offense has been. If San Francisco was going to upgrade at quarterback anyways, that should please a guy like Miller. Also, outside of Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk, the 49ers don’t have many established pass-catching options.
This is a different type of deal. There’s a lot going on, here. The Bears do give up a second-rounder but come away with a better quarterback and a third-round pick in next year’s draft. Think of it this way: the Bears keep their first-round pick, which they could use on a starting tackle, while also adding draft capital to use to potentially move up for a future quarterback in 2022.
Is Garoppolo the long-term answer? Maybe, maybe not. But, is he a better quarterback than Trubisky or Foles? Some may argue in favor of the former two, but the fact is, Garoppolo is certainly better. He’s not an All-Pro, but he will be a much better quarterback than what the Bears have had over the past several years.