The Chicago Bears must still address the quarterback room
Finally, the Chicago Bears will still need to address the quarterback room. If the team moves on from Nick Foles in the Carson Wentz trade, Wentz will be the only quarterback left on the roster. The team will need to add a backup and honestly, I am not looking to the draft to find one.
This does not mean I am ignoring the quarterback position in the 2021 NFL Draft, but it does mean I am not counting on any quarterback prospects later in the draft to be the second quarterback in 2021. With Carson Wentz’s injury history, the team must make sure a solid backup is in place. With Wentz’s salary, the team cannot heavily invest in a backup, but one of these guys should be brought in to compete with a rookie for the backup role.
- Tyrod Taylor
- A.J. McCarron
- Nate Sudfeld
- C.J. Beathard
Now, turning their attention back to the 2021 NFL Draft, the team should look to draft one of these quarterbacks in either the fifth or sixth round.
- Jamie Newman
- Kellen Mond
- Sam Ehlinger
- Shane Buechele
- K.J. Costello
- Felipe Franks
I am coming around to the idea of the Chicago Bears making this trade for Carson Wentz. Deshaun Watson is not a realistic possibility for the Bears. Wentz has shown proven success in 2017, 2018 and 2019. His 2020 season was an outlier and the hope is he’s more like his 2017-2019 self here in Chicago.
The only problem here is, what will the Bears be giving up for Wentz? If too much, then the trade will ruin Ryan Pace even more. He has a tendency to outbid himself. Either way, if this trade does go down, Ryan Pace and the Chicago Bears must make these four moves.