Chicago Bears: 5 deepest position groups for 2021
By Joseph Herff
Chicago Bears Position Groups: No. 5 – Quarterback
Who would’ve thought that after a season in which we had Mitchell Trubisky, Nick Foles, and Tyler Bray that we’d be discussing the Bears’ quarterback room for one of the best on their roster? The old position group that was arguably losing them games is now loaded from top to bottom.
The Bears traded up for polarizing Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields. It still feels surreal that we somehow landed him at 11th overall, but regardless, he is our guy. The dual-threat quarterback is an unbelievable athlete with a cannon on his arm. He displayed one of the highest memory scores of any quarterback ever and throws a tremendous deep ball. I truly believe we found our guy.
Before that though, Ryan Pace brought in Andy Dalton as insurance. The Bears saw first-hand that Nick Foles doesn’t have it anymore and they needed to get a new option. Foles looked horrible and immobile in the pocket, so they needed a better backup. They’re stuck with Foles for now, but regardless, he brings a veteran presence and a Super Bowl MVP in the room for a rookie.
Dalton looked questionable last season for the injury-riddled Dallas Cowboys, but at times, he looked solid. He’s an incredibly smart quarterback who is on the decline in his career. He currently is the starting quarterback technically, but I don’t see him holding that position for long.