Chicago Bears: 5 mistakes the Bears must avoid in the offseason
By Braden Fogal
The Chicago Bears have a substantial number of question marks heading into the 2021 offseason. There’s no secret that the team needs a franchise-level quarterback to build the offense around with the departure of Mitchell Trubisky, but how much time does Ryan Pace have?
And what kind of plan could he have in place to save not only his job but Matt Nagy’s role as head coach. It was unlikely the Detroit Lions would have traded Matthew Stafford within the division, so we’ll give Pace a pass for not getting a deal done there. The Bears have been linked to Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles lately, but that news has since stalled as the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots remain heavy players in the trade/free agency market for a new quarterback.
I think I can speak for all Chicago Bears fans and say this: we just want a blueprint… a plan that will give us the best chance to compete for a Super Bowl again. Don’t make us suffer again with the Trubisky and Nick Foles experiment — that was miserable — instead, give us something to look forward to by making a huge splash for a quarterback whether that’s via trade or moving up in the draft.
I’ve remained skeptical on the Bears trading for Wentz given his expensive contract, injury history and recent decline at the position. That’s not to say a new change in Chicago wouldn’t work because if the front office does pull the trigger on Wentz then let’s freaking go… we just want something that a) makes sense and b) something to be excited for.
Find out where I rank quarterback amongst 5 mistakes the Bears must avoid in the offseason.