If the Chicago Bears aren’t careful, they might end up with a nightmare scenario at quarterback.
For that reason, general manager Ryan Pace has to put the quarterback position atop his priority list. In fact, make it the only priority. Until it’s fixed, nothing else matters.
Sure, the offensive line needs at least one tackle, if not two. They will need a wide receiver, especially if Allen Robinson walks. But, above all else, this franchise has proven time and time again how incapable they are at finding a long-term franchise quarterback.
The past few years have been somewhat of a joke. Trading up for Mitchell Trubisky was one heck of a bold move by Pace, but most fans held a wait-and-see approach until proven differently. What we saw out of the past four years with Trubisky is something fans never want to experience again.
It doesn’t matter how much you love the kid, Trubisky has not been the guy the Bears were looking for — period.
In addition, signing a veteran like Mike Glennon or trading for a similar statue-like quarterback in Nick Foles last year were both moves the Bears could have lived without.
But, they made the playoffs in two of the last three seasons. Why such harsh judgment?
Answer: because this team has had the talent to make a Super Bowl run if they had figured out the quarterback position once and for all.
The front office has their head in the dirt and isn’t doing the Bears any favors. Ownership, management — all of them. This offseason could get even uglier based on some rumors. If they aren’t careful, the Bears could find themselves in one of these nightmare situations.