The Chicago Bears may not be in the market for a big-name free-agent quarterback, but they should be.
It does not appear as though the Chicago Bears will be big-game hunting for a quarterback when free agency officially kicks off in March. This is true despite some high-profile names on the market, like Tom Brady, Phillip Rivers, and to a lesser extent, Jameis Winston. However, one additional name that likely won’t be targeted by Ryan Pace, but absolutely should be, is Teddy Bridgewater, for the reasons laid out below.
First, let’s quickly recap why such a move is unlikely. Bears insider Brad Biggs opined earlier this week that his own opinion is that the Bears are committed to Mitchell Trubisky as their starter and might look to bring in a backup via trade. He believes it is unlikely they would “reset” the quarterback room with a big-time name who could supplant Mitch.