Just when we thought the Chicago Bears were in the mix for one Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, another may become available.
For the past couple of weeks, the Eagles have been trying to get a trade done involving Carson Wentz. The Bears are one of the top teams interested, along with the Indianapolis Colts.
Both teams make sense, with former coaches Frank Reich and John DeFilippo having worked with Wentz in the past and obviously vying for their former quarterback. But, will the Chicago Bears be a team Wentz wants to play for?
There are rumors that Wentz does not prefer to go to Chicago, which makes the matter that much more intriguing. Would Chicago actually trade for Wentz if he wasn’t keen on coming to the Bears?
Wednesday morning, a pretty significant report came out via Twitter involving just that matter. Les Bowen of The Philadelphia Inquirer dropped some big information in regards to not only Wentz but potentially Jalen Hurts.
There is a lot to unpack with this tweet.
First of all, the fact that the Bears will reportedly not make a trade for Wentz if he indeed doesn’t want to play in Chicago is something to feel good about. The majority of the fan base has not wanted to see Wentz in Chicago, and with the reports that Wentz feels the same about the Bears, this information pretty much cements the fact that he won’t be coming.
With Wentz likely out of the picture, we turn our attention to Hurts.
Is Philadelphia really going to draft a quarterback at no. 6 overall? That would be quite the scenario.
Some mock drafts have the Eagles seeing Justin Fields drop to them, and if that’s the case, they obviously cannot pass on him. But, aside from Fields, it would be Trey Lance out of North Dakota State there at six.
There is no way Trevor Lawrence or Zach Wilson fall to six. That’s a given. So, maybe the Eagles have their eyes on one of Fields or Lance instead — which would make little sense if we’re talking about Lance.
Regardless, does this report mean Hurts now becomes available? If the Eagles don’t believe in him as the long-term starter, then there will be teams calling on his availability. The Chicago Bears should be one of those teams, too. There’s no question about it.
Sure, Hurts’ completion percentage is a bit worrisome (52.0 percent last year). But, there’s another young dual-threat quarterback who ignited the same worries over his rookie year — Josh Allen.
The explosiveness is there in terms of big-play ability on the ground for Hurts. He will continue to develop as a passer, and if he does, he’s well-worth exploring a trade for here. The Chicago Bears have to fix the quarterback position, and if Hurts becomes available, he could be a fine solution.