Thoughts regarding Ryan Pace and his plan for the Chicago Bears
Joseph Herff (@JosephHerffNFL) does not believe Ryan Pace. He feels Ryan Pace will draft someone in the later rounds while singing Tyrod Taylor or someone like him in free agency. Rob Schwarz Jr (@ChiRuxinBGO) believes that Ryan Pace will follow a similar free agency approach but notes that Ryan Pace has always attacked positions of need heavily.
Rob’s example is the kicker situation. The Chicago Bears back in 2019 felt all they needed was to find a kicker. So at some point, it was believed that they had around a dozen different kickers try and make the team that offseason.
The same went for the tight end position last season. Roughly a dozen other tight ends were on the team. The Chicago Bears then brought in Jimmy Graham and drafted Cole Kmet in the second round of the 2020 NFL draft. Rob feels that with their jobs on the line that they will draft a quarterback within the first three rounds.
My opinion was shared above that I think the Chicago Bears will sign or trade for a veteran quarterback, just not one that many would have even thought was on the list. It was rumored that Ryan Pace tried to trade for C.J. Beathard in 2019. I could see Ryan Pace looking for someone similar.
Matt Nagy values smart quarterback players over athletes, while Pace values athletes over intelligent players. They should find the best value for the team in free agency, trade, or the 2021 NFL draft with those two “collaborating”. Stay tuned for more Chicago Bears draft articles. This just in, the Chicago Bears, New York Jets, and Carolina Panthers are rumored to have contacted the Houston Texans about Deshaun Watson. More on that as well later on.