Chicago Bears: 2021 53-man roster projection heading into training camp

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Chicago Bears, Training Camp
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Predicting the Chicago Bears 53-man roster: Quarterbacks

The most important position is probably the easiest to predict — quarterback. Remember, we are not talking depth chart at this point. We are just talking, which players will make the final roster on August 31, 2021. This is the deadline for teams to cut down their rosters to the final 53.

The quarterback position has seen a massive shakeup over last year. The team has gone from Mitch Trubisky, the former second-overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft, to another hopeful rookie prospect in Justin Fields. As much as I like Trubisky and think he is better than Chicago Bears fans give him credit, he was not even close to being as good of a prospect as Justin Fields. Honestly, Fields as a prospect is more similar to Deshaun Watson from the 2017 NFL Draft.

Fields is not likely to start Week 1 though. Instead, new free-agent quarterback, Andy Dalton is the most likely starter. How long he lasts as the starter is the real question. What is different about this season though is that as of now Nick Foles is the third quarterback on the roster. The Chicago Bears have not kept a third quarterback on the 53-man roster during the Matt Nagy era, but this year looks to be different. Unless Nick Foles is traded, he won’t be on the practice squad.

As of now, the Chicago Bears will be keeping three quarterbacks on the roster.

  • Andy Dalton
  • Justin Fields
  • Nick Foles