Chicago Bears: 5 Position groups that improved this offseason

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5. Chicago Bears Position Group: Quarterback

Thought I’d save the best for last.

The meeting up in Fargo with John Schneider and Pete Carroll, was it all just a bluff? Did Pace and Nagy really wish to give up that haul for a pricy Russell Wilson?

Four years after trading up to select Mitch Trubisky with the second-overall pick in the draft, Pace and Nagy have hit the reset button. Trading up to select Ohio State QB, Justin Fields with the 11th-overall pick in the draft, Matt Nagy got his guy. Unlike Mitchell Trubisky who Nagy inherited, Nagy was in love with Fields during the pre-draft process.

Running a 4.44 40-yard dash at his Ohio State pro day, Fields is a much better athlete than Trubisky. Throwing the football, Justin Fields is one of the most accurate prospects Pro Football Focus (PFF) has graded since charting college football quarterbacks in 2004. Recording 63 TD passes to just nine interceptions in 22 career games for the Buckeyes, Fields can make big plays down while managing to take care of the football.

Scoring a 130 on his mental aptitude test, Justin Fields ranked among the top 1% out of over 6,500 tested athletes. Unlike Mitch Trubisky who can’t even read a Tampa 2 defense, Justin Fields can process information very quickly. Known by coaches for his ability to avoid making the same mental mistake twice, Fields is brilliant when throwing the football from the pocket.

Hoping for a proven veteran starter who could win them a few games and mentor their talented young rookie, the Bears signed Andy Dalton to a one-year, $10 million dollar deal. When you factor in mobility, Dalton is an upgrade from the statue Nick Foles. While the Bears get this revamped offense up and running, look for the Red Rifle to extend a few plays using his legs. An experienced starter, Dalton can be Nagy’s bridge QB until Justin Fields is ready to take over duties.

Next. Now is the time to trade Nick Foles. dark

Just a year ago the Bears’ third-string QB was Tyler Bray. Now, it’s the 2018 Super Bowl MVP. Call Ryan Pace if you need him Dallas, Indy, or New York. I’m sure he’d let you have him for a 4th rd pick.