We turn our attention to what quarterbacks the Chicago Bears could have their eye on in the 2021 NFL Draft.
The 2020 NFL Draft has concluded for the Chicago Bears and once again, Ryan Pace refused to draft a quarterback — at all. Despite indicating very early on in his tenure that he thought it was a good idea to add one each year, he has done it only once in the last six drafts.
When questioned about it during his post-draft press conference, Pace indicated that to draft a quarterback, things have to “align for us the right way.” Apparently over the last 42 rounds worth of NFL drafts, things have only “aligned” once. Even then, that’s not entirely true as Pace had to “align” things himself by trading up for Mitchell Trubisky in 2017. It’s not as if he left it to the gods of the NFL draft to decide. Be that as it may, the fact remains there is no young, developmental quarterback on the roster once again.
Therefore, Bears fans will have to look towards the future and the 2021 NFL Draft for their next opportunity to select a franchise quarterback.
Of course, Bears fans are probably salivating over the thought of having a shot at a guy like Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence or Ohio State’s Justin Fields, but there is virtually no chance of that happening absent a cataclysmic failure on a number of fronts. The Bears simply have too much talent to be picking near the top of the draft. However, there are still likely to be some quality options for the Bears in the middle of the first round, and so that is where we begin our way too early look at quarterback options in the 2021 NFL Draft.