Chicago Bears are in trouble if Mel Kiper is right about the 2021 NFL Draft

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As we all know, the Chicago Bears are in the market for a quarterback this offseason. The key phrase being thrown around at Halas Hall is that “everything is on the table”. The Bears have been linked to literally every quarterback rumored to either be traded, released or set to hit free agency. This list includes names like Deshaun Watson, Russell Wilson, Carson Wentz, Marcus Mariota, Derek Carr and even Mitch Trubisky. Fans and media have linked even more.

However, the other option that has been discussed is the Chicago Bears turning to the 2021 NFL Draft. In that sense, the Bears have also been linked to nearly every draft prospect set to be selected this spring. Remember, “everything is on the table”. Oh, and do not forget the team is in full collaboration about the situation. I know we joke about it, but that is a good thing when trying to woo a top quarterback in free agency or even a trade. Look at why Watson and Wilson want out.

Depending on how things play out, the 2021 NFL Draft might be the best option for the Bears to fix the quarterback position. Outside of finding a way to trade for Deshaun Watson or Russell Wilson, the rest of the market is not necessarily ideal. I personally am on record for stating I like the idea of persuading Jameis Winston to Chicago while drafting a mid-round quarterback. This is of course only if a trade does not work.

Outside of Watson, Wilson or Winston, the draft holds the other best options for the Chicago Bears. It appears even that could be a problem though if what Mel Kiper thinks will happen comes to fruition.