5 reasons Chicago Bears expected to land Carson Wentz
4. Lack of other options
It may be no surprise that the week after the Senior Bowl saw the Bears more aggressive to make a move for a quarterback. Mac Jones headlined the group but did not stand out in the way that Justin Herbert or Josh Allen did when they made the trip to Mobile.
Jones was clearly the best but did not flash a ceiling. Beyond him, the class lacked depth and talent. The Bears are starting to realize that to add a quarterback with starting upside next season they have to trade up in the first round.
That involves giving up pick 20 and then some to move up for a younger, more questionable option. Carson Wentz may be a bust, but at 28 years, they feel as though they can still get something, and they have someone who can jump in next year with the ability to lead the team.
Derek Carr may be available, but the asking price is two first-rounders or more. They also will only trade him if they can get DeShaun Watson. Sam Darnold may not be on the move either. if the 49ers do not add a quarterback, the list of available quarterbacks gets smaller than many are touting.
If the Bears do not trust being able to draft a starter at pick 20, they will feel better about trading pick 20 for Wentz.