Chicago Bears should make these final two moves at quarterback

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The Chicago Bears should bring in Jamie Newman to replace Nick Foles

The Chicago Bears will need a third-string quarterback on the roster. This player will be on the practice squad for most of, if not all, of the 2021 season. Jamie Newman would be the perfect option in my opinion. He is a developmental quarterback who had great potential. Newman opted out of the 2020 college season though and his draft stock dropped.

The Eagles signed Jamie Newman as an undrafted free agent (UDFA), but apparently decided to cut ties with him as they recently released him back to free agency. This is not a great sign for Newman, but that should not stop the Bears from adding him to the roster. Newman has more upside than Tyler Bray who has been the Bears’ practice squad quarterback over the last few seasons.

Bringing in Jamie Newman as the third option is not going to make or break this team. In fact, it will not make an ounce of difference when it comes to the 2021 season or even seasons close behind. However, it is possible that they develop him enough to become the backup when Andy Dalton moves on in 2022. If not, no harm done as they look to bring in someone more established next offseason.

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Final Thoughts:

With these two moves, the Chicago Bears could earn some late-round draft capital for next season, while also freeing up some much-needed salary cap space to finalize the 2021 roster. Trading Nick Foles and bringing in Jamie Newman does not move the needle by itself, but that roster move could be a key addition. Trading Foles and signing Newman is also a very low-cost move that could have the potential of some future upside.