Chicago Bears Mock Draft: Bears run it back with Nick Foles

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If the Chicago Bears end up sticking with Nick Foles as their starting quarterback, the 2021 NFL Draft better be offensively focused.

Bears fans just shuddered as they read that line. But, there is actually a world where Ryan Pace decides to stick with Foles as the team’s starting quarterback for the 2021 season.

The veteran quarterback market could be drying up before free agency even starts, with the Houston Texans refusing to move Deshaun Watson and the Las Vegas Raiders committing to Derek Carr.

All of the rumors surrounding the San Francisco 49ers and Jimmy Garoppolo have seemed to fizzle out, for now, as have any talks regarding Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings moving on from their gunslinger.

Who knows where Dak Prescott ends up going, but it’s tough to imagine the Dallas Cowboys not getting something done there.

In all likelihood, the Bears will have to look to the draft for their next quarterback — that is, if Ryan Pace is doing his job correctly. He could end up being stuck in a position where there’s no opportunity to land one of the top first-round quarterbacks. If the Bears fail to move up, they may be looking at the Foles experiment for one more year.

Let’s say the Bears roll with the former Super Bowl MVP for the 2021 season. It’s not a pretty thought, but it’s not out of the question. Pace would have to drastically alter his draft strategy if Foles was going to have any shot at panning out.

For the Bears to come anywhere close to competing with Foles, here’s what the draft could end up looking like.