Chicago Bears: Five issues with the Andy Dalton signing
By Nathan Burns
This Chicago Bears season is a bust and it hasn’t even started
The majority of Chicago knew the Bears needed a new quarterback and were going to most likely target one through the draft, free agency, or trade. Almost everyone knew Mitch Trubisky’s time as a Bear was closing, but that was assuming they had acquired someone better. Somehow, someway, the Bears ended up downgrading the most important position on the team. [Editor’s note: downgrade might be too strong of an opinion, but at best this is a lateral move]
Sure, Andy Dalton might be a percentage better than Trubisky but he sure isn’t worth four times the amount. Almost everyone and their mother would rather have a Mitch Trubisky on a one-year, $2.5 million deal, opposed to Dalton on a one-year, $10 million contract.
I just don’t understand how Ryan Pace can look at this roster and feel good about his current situation. The Bears are in one of the worst spots in the NFL and this season will be nothing but disappointing.
The Bears tend to let promising guys like Adrian Amos and Nick Kwiatkoski go, but then decide to give guys like Andy Dalton $10 million dollars and Mike Glennon $15 million. What about giving Robert Quinn $14.7 million, seems like a good choice? These contract mistakes by Pace add up and it showed when they had to release Kyle Fuller.
What a slap in the face to not only the team but the city of Chicago. Fuller was one of the best players on the defense and they let him go for nothing. At least they got two average QB’s right?