How will Chicago Bears add a third quarterback this offseason?
If you watched the end of last season you knew that the Chicago Bears needed to change their backup quarterback if they were going to stick with Justin Fields. They needed to be closer to the Ravens, who did not change their offense when Lamar Jackson was injured because they had Tyler Huntley.
Chicago Bears must add a third quarterback
P.J. Walker is obviously no Justin Fields, but he can move a lot better than Trevor Siemian, and he can run a similar offense behind Fields in practice. In adding Walker they moved on from Siemian and now have just two quarterbacks.
It will not be a big deal, but the team will probably bring two more quarterbacks into training camp, and one of those quarterbacks is likely to stick around, either on the roster, or the practice squad.
Some notable free agents who would fit the Chicago Bears offense would be Bryce Perkins, Trace McSorley, and Jeff Driskel. In the NFL draft, the question is whether drafting one would be worthwhile or if they would be better off trying to add two UDFAs and have them compete for the third spot. All of them have had backup experience, but would likely be signing as a third string.
The most notable names in the NFL draft would be Stetson Bennett, Malik Cunningham, and Dorian Thompson-Robinson. Cunningham may be the most questioable passer, but also the best runner of the group. He had 1,000 rushing yards in 2021. Still, he aslo may be available as a UDFA.
DTR flashed at the Shrine Bowl and may be the best fit, but he is most likely to get drafted high as well. With two seventh-round picks, it is hard to see the team investing more than that on any quarterback. Will DTR be there?
Stetson Bennett is more athletic than some fans realize. He obviously has shown that he can handle the duties as a back-to-back national championship-winning quarterback, but there are some questions about his character.
The Chicago Bears can go into draft weekend and see how the board breaks. They can try in round seven, then in the UDFA zone, then they can hope that someone like Bryce Perkins is still around.