Chicago Bears: Top-5 quarterback options with Carson Wentz now in Indy
By Braden Fogal
The Chicago Bears could revisit bringing in free agent Cam Newton
This year’s free agency has some notable veterans for the Chicago Bears to choose from. Cam Newton is one name that certainly pops out but would that be a smart decision for Chicago given the decline in passing we saw from him in New England?
Matt Nagy could definitely design some plays to utilize Newton’s speed and pure strength. As far as passing goes, the 32-year-old quarterback threw just eight touchdowns last season. He ended up with 20 total scores thanks to 12 rushing touchdowns which made Newton seem more like a Taysom Hill model-type for Bill Belichick.
But the nice thing about Newton is that fans have at least seen him put up MVP level numbers in years past. Eight passing touchdowns in his previous two seasons is a little concerning but that came with a number of injuries.
If Chicago wanted another veteran then Tyrod Taylor and Andy Dalton are two other names to highlight. Taylor was forced out of his starting role in Los Angeles last season after suffering a punctured lung due to a bad procedure from a team doctor. Dalton was thrust into action with the Dallas Cowboys after Dak Prescott went down with an injury, but played well behind a depleted offensive line.
These are three names that can step in and manage a win. Not necessarily the kind of guys to lead the Bears to a Super Bowl, but guys who can command a huddle. This would be a last-case scenario for Ryan Pace if he strikes out on every other quarterback.