Chicago Bears: Making my case for these two quarterback prospects
What Andy Dalton Brings to the Chicago Bears
The Chicago Bears and Kellen Mond seem like a perfect pair. Will Mond become as productive as Russell Wilson after Wilson showed he could play at the NFL level when he was a badger? Maybe. Mond could just become a Dak Prescott who finds a way despite not commonly being talked about as one of the top-tier quarterbacks.
No team in the NFL needs a Patrick Mahomes or Aaron Rodgers. It is very nice to have one, but many teams have won championships without those types. Some other quarterbacks could become the next Andy Dalton. That is not a bad thing.
Andy Dalton in college was a four-year starter. He improved in every passing category every year, from completion percentage, yards, touchdowns, and limiting interceptions. Dalton lost eight games in the 50 games he played in college. Dalton played for TCU in the Moutain West Conference (MWC), which isn’t the more challenging conference, but you can play some competition. Dalton also dominated them.
Dalton’s scouting report summary showed that he is a quick processor, gets the ball out of his hand s fast, can make all NFL throws. Dalton struggles when the play is off-script, lacks physical ability to extend plays, and arm talent.
That sums up what the Chicago Bear has at quarterback currently. A lot won’t like that he has never won a playoff game, but did you know that the Bengal’s offense ranked 22nd in 2010 before Dalton arrived? In 2011 they ranked 18th (Dalton’s rookie season), 12th,6th,15th, and 7th over the next few seasons, which the Bengals went to the playoffs.
I am not trying to talk you into Andy Dalton. I am saying that finding at least the next Andy Dalton or better to learn from Andy Dalton should be the priority. Heck, that could be Ian Book, Sam Ehlinger, or Shane Buechele. Who knows? But I for sure think it is, at least… Kellen Mond.