6 best backup quarterback options for Chicago Bears this offseason
1. Should the Chicago Bears draft Dorian Thompson-Robinson?
As noted, a lot of the fits here will take some hoping or maneuvering. Marcus Mariota will almost certainly be cut, and Joshua Dobbs can sign anywhere. The other three have to see what their team thinks of them first.
If the Chicago Bears do not strike on a backup, they should not rush to sign someone who is not a fit. One name that they should have eyes on is Dorian Thompson-Robinson from UCLA. He is a fifth-year senior and has progressed every year. He brings mobility as well, which is needed in this offense.
DTR would be a great fit stylistically, but also financially. They would lock him on a four-year deal at rookie salary prices. So that is guaranteed to be less than any of these other options are making. From there they have a younger piece who can be molded into more than what he is.
Of course, he could also be a complete bust, while you know what you have in the others. DTR has a tendency to be polarizing, and his decision-making can be questioned on the field. There is almost no doubt he is a Day three pick.
Still, he was the best quarterback at the Shrine Bowl by far, and the Chicago Bears do not want to spend a legitimate pick on him. They want to take a day three shot. With that in mind, the best case would be DTR backing up Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears having a cheap, young duo to move forward with.