Chicago Bears add these two quarterbacks to the evolving options list

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The current situation the Chicago Bears are in is self-inflicted. The team has brought in a young, inexperienced general manager who has had his fair share of hits and misses. My hope here is that he has shown growth and learned from his undoings. Yes, this includes the 2017 NFL Draft that I refuse to continue to harp on because we as a fanbase must move on. I have this same hope for Matt Nagy who showed growth last season when he gave up playcalling.

The franchise itself is stuck in the good ol’ days though. This directive seems to come from the top though. Push to focus on always having a strong defense and hope for a solid running game, while continuing to always ignore the quarterback position. I know, maybe it is a curse as the team did trade away two picks for Jay Cutler and moved up to take Mitch Trubisky second-overall in 2017. Neither of these options worked in the end though.

What might be equally (or more) disheartening is how often the team has ignored the left tackle position. Ryan Pace came in and put a focus on the interior of the offensive line by drafting Cody Whitehair and James Daniels. However, the team has continued to count on a seventh-round draft pick in Charles Leno on the blindside. Leno has outplayed his draft slot and is better than most fans give him credit for, but he has hardly been great on the left side.

The Chicago Bears have a dilemma on the offensive side of the football

Well, now the team must try to improve the left and right tackle spots in either free agency or the 2021 NFL Draft. The problem here is needing to upgrade the quarterback position will also take resources away from upgrading the offensive line. Again, something the franchise has inflicted upon itself. The one way the team can improve both the quarterback position and the offensive line is by finding a quarterback in free agency, while also drafting a developmental quarterback.

Two new names could become possibilities for the Chicago Bears this offseason. With the team missing out on trading for Matthew Stafford and Carson Wentz, the team must continue to look elsewhere. The Chicago Bears have been rumored and linked to what seems like every quarterback under the sun this offseason. Get ready to add these two names to that ever-evolving list of quarterback options.