Chicago Bears 2021 QB Depth Chart: Post OTAs

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Now that the Chicago Bears are done with OTAs they have a little downtime before they head into training camp. Still, OTAs are essentially the dress rehearsal for training camp which is where the camp battles will begin. With that in mind it is worth looking at what happened at OTAs, and how the depth chart currently looks.

Let’s take a look at the Chicago Bears depth chart, starting with quarterback

1. Andy Dalton

The national media is starting to pick up on what has been pretty clear from the Chicago Bears’ end since the day they drafted Justin Fields. Matt Nagy has been adamant that Fields is the number two quarterback as things kick-off. Andy Dalton was signed to be the starter.

2. Justin Fields

Matt Nagy has made the connection of Andy Dalton being Alex Smith and Justin Fields being Pat Mahomes often. He was there the one year that Mahomes sat behind Smith and seems to think it did wonders for him in a way that it could with Fields as well.

However, it has to be worth noting there are plenty of differences between the Chiefs that year and the Bears this year. Fields will not be starting early, but it will happen earlier than it did for Mahomes.

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3. Nick Foles

It is funny how things broke for Nick Foles. He went from competing for a starting job last season to being a complete afterthought, despite being on the same team he just started for! Nick Foles was always a desperate move and a move that gave Mitch Trubisky one more chance to prove himself. Now, Trubisky is the clear backup after a poor free-agent market and Foles is going to be inactive on game days.

The Chicago Bears quarterbacks have come a long way from where they were last year.