Chicago Bears: The picture-perfect 2021 NFL Mock Draft
By Ryan Heckman
There are questions aplenty for the Chicago Bears to answer in the coming days, many of which will affect the 2021 NFL Draft.
General manager Ryan Pace and head coach Matt Nagy are getting set to attack free agency here in a couple of weeks, while Bears fans continue to monitor the many quarterback rumors floating around.
This past week, the focus has been all about Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. With the situation going on there, Wilson has now listed the Bears as one of four teams he’d like to be traded to.
What a world — Wilson mentioning the Bears as a possibility. Bears fans have eaten that up.
Obviously, it’s more of a pipe dream than a potential reality at this point. Without a concrete answer at quarterback, it’s going to be tough for this franchise to move forward. If they chose to go the free agent route, the Bears won’t be putting themselves in a better position. Instead, signing a veteran simply gives them another shot at a bandaid — a bandaid that didn’t work last season.
So, what do they do at quarterback? With the no. 20 pick in the first round, there’s a chance the Bears don’t get their chance to find a top rookie. Many mock drafts having them move up. However, every year, we see a quarterback fall.
In this mock draft, the Bears stay put and remain patient. In the first round, they get exactly who they were hoping for all along. The best part is, they didn’t have to give up any draft capital. Plus, Pace continues to surround this guy with plenty of talent.
Let’s get to it.