Part One: Compelling reasons why the Chicago Bears need Mac Jones

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Chicago Bears, Louis Riddick
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The Chicago Bears should be listening to some of these great football minds

One of these football minds is Louis Riddick. Riddick is someone who would make a great general manager and someone many Chicago Bears fans wanted to be the Bears’ next GM. On February 18th, Riddick had some interesting things to say on the Waddle and Silvy Show about the Bears and quarterbacks.

His opinion was that the Bears should do absolutely everything possible to trade for Deshaun Watson. He later let it be known they should do the same to get either Watson or Russell Wilson. On the February 18th interview the other quarterback he mentioned for the Chicago Bears was Mac Jones. Among many good reasons he gave to draft Mac Jones, Riddick had this interesting thing to say about him,

"“Mac, processes the field like a computer.”"

This assessment of Mac Jones’ ability to quickly and correctly identify his best targets is echoed by the scouts who wrote an article for Sports Illustrated about how Mac Jones is a great choice for the Patriots.

One of the descriptions they used in their list of strengths is, “lightning-quick processing, especially in the red zone.” In describing him they wrote: “Mac Jones is the prototypical cerebral pocket-passing quarterback. His arm and mobility are average but he makes up for his deficiencies with his quick processing ability, great decision-making, and elite anticipation.”

The article goes on to discuss, “one incredible red zone throw against Georgia, Jones is able to throw a slot wheel route to Devonta Smith before Smith even cuts upfield — the throw was breathtaking to watch during the film session and the epitome of an NFL-level throw.”