10 quarterbacks who could be Bears' starter in 2024

Could the Bears be heading a new direction in 2024?

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5. Bo Nix, Oregon

We have sure come a long way from the Bo Nix we saw at Auburn, and you're looking at a brand-new quarterback after he transferred to Oregon. Last year, Nix fully broke out and threw for 3,593 yards, 29 touchdowns and seven interceptions. So far this season, Nix has tossed 25 touchdowns and just two picks. Previously, his best season at Auburn saw him throw just 16 touchdowns and six interceptions.

Now, Nix has put it all together. He stands 6-foot-2 and has a strong frame while possessing good athleticism. He can definitely use his legs if he needs to, as evidenced by his 14 rushing touchdowns last season. Nix might be one who needs a veteran to come in and act as a bridge, but he looks like he has a future in this league.

6. Michael Penix Jr., Washington

If the Bears want a rookie quarterback with an absolute cannon for an arm, then look no further. Michael Penix Jr. fires some lasers from the pocket. He can also roll out and make throws on the run like a true veteran.

One downfall of Penix is the fact that he is always looking for the big play. As a pro, he'll have to learn how to be more patient and take what comes to him. If he can learn to not always need a home run play, Penix will be much better off.