Chicago Bears Thought No. 7: The Bears need to invest and develop a backup QB
Justin Fields was sacked 55 times this year, which was the most sacks given up in team history. And finally, after witnessing both Nathan Peterman and Tim Boyle struggle against the Vikings, the Bears need to invest in developing a competent backup QB this offseason.
Just look at the San Francisco 49ers. They started the season with Trey Lance as their starter before losing him for the season to an injury. Former starter Jimmy Garoppolo took over before he was lost for the season to a leg injury. Now, they are down to Brock Purdy, who was the last selection in the 2022 NFL Draft. Yet, they have not missed a beat, having won 10 straight games and secured a 2nd seed in the playoffs.
The Bears must do their due diligence and draft a developmental prospect. The Bears must have a competent QB with a similar skill set to run the offense seamlessly. They can’t afford to change the offense entirely because the backup QB is limited skill-wise.
As the NFL playoffs get underway, here is a list of one player from every team that could join the Chicago Bears via Free Agency in 2023.
Well folks, that’s a wrap to the 2022 season. Thank you very much for reading my column throughout this season. Our focus is now on free agency, the NFL Draft, and anything in between. We will continue to churn out great content to keep you interested. Enjoy your offseason!