5 reasons to expect Chicago Bears to trade up for QB in 2021 NFL draft
Jobs on the line
The desperation comes from Ryan Pace, who is very close to losing his job. This offseason was one of the more bizarre end of season press conferences, as the owner and chairman shot down questions about how long their GM and head coach are signed for.
The message was awkward but clear that the Bears brass would evaluate Ryan Pace at the end of 2021, and that they would know whether to keep him or move on then. The rest is just rumors.
Still, for Pace, he has had his chances. He had Mike Glennon, and Mitch Trubisky, and Nick Foles, and now Andy Dalton. Most would not get that fourth crack, but he also is going to get a fifth.
With Andy Dalton, the Bears ceiling is limited. It is hard for Ryan Pace to assure the owner that he is going in the right direction based on Dalton alone. What he needs is the developing young QB. He needs something to point to in a positive manner. He needs to tell the owner that one more year with him and the young quarterback will really give him the answer as to whether he should stay or not.
If Ryan Pace is fighting for his job, and he is, he will do everything in his power to find a rookie quarterback that he can point to at this point next year to keep his job.