Chicago Bears: Making my case for these two quarterback prospects

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The Chicago Bears quarterback draft history

In the Chicago Bears world, the word upside is often used. The word mediocrity is also used due to the quarterback position. Well, a lot of that comes from who they are drafting. The history shows over the last 20 years:

  • Mitch Trubisky: one year wonder and didn’t beat out the original starter in college
  • David Fales; has trouble running a pro-style offense and lacks pocket poise.
  • Nathan Enderle: although he has sound eye manipulation, he is too quick to leave the pocket and often runs into traffic.
  • Dan LeFevour: competition? Honestly, he has had the best scouting report of all of these quarterbacks…odd (that just shows you its not always easy to find the correct fit)
  • Kyle Orton: doesn’t take chances and has a terrible deep ball (well underthrown or overthrown)
  • Craig Krenzel: won in college but had awful statistics in college. 56.8% completion with 28 touchdown passes to 21 interceptions. (Bad Wonderlic score but really really terrible stats)

Outside of Trubisky and LeFevour, the college scouting reports were pretty bad. I am not sure what the scouting department is looking at when it comes to scouting quarterbacks. I assume for some that it is the arm strength. For others, it might be a bit of college production but not much. David Fales produced the most out of the list of these quarterbacks, but he did not face that much competition, and in his senior season, he didn’t win.

The Chicago Bears would do themselves a disservice if they traded up for Trey Lance. I understand the potential, but that kid will need some time to adjust to the NFL. Sure, the Chicago Bears could bank on the upside as many teams do in the NFL, but whatever happened to drafting players that thrived in college despite the upside.