The Chicago Bears are in the market for a quarterback, and Matt Ryan may be on his way out in Atlanta.
The Falcons are an aging team in many areas, and after firing coach Dan Quinn last season, the reset button was all but pressed. Now, Arthur Smith gets a chance to come in and help figure out where this franchise goes in the short-term.
Many rumors have flown around about the Falcons dealing their veteran quarterback, but there are some questions that come with such a scenario. The first and obvious is, where does he go? Second, what team will want to take on the cap hit that comes with Ryan’s contract?
The answer to both of those could end up being the Bears — mostly because general manager Ryan Pace has to be in a state of sheer desperation at this point. Going into this offseason, many fans were convinced Pace would be gone — along with head coach Matt Nagy. Yet, here we are, with both guaranteed their jobs for 2021.
The Bears cannot, and will not, go into this season with either Nick Foles or Mitchell Trubisky as the starting quarterback. It’s going to be either a rookie or a veteran coming by way of a trade. But, the possibilities seem endless right now. So much movement could be on the horizon within the NFL’s quarterback brotherhood once again.
If the Bears were to try and go after Ryan, the cost would be significant; both in trade compensation and Ryan’s incoming salary. But, in the end, Ryan could be the one who finally turns this franchise into a championship contender, and one of these deals could get it done.