The Chicago Bears are in two particularly difficult situations between Allen Robinson and their quarterback conundrum.
Fans just rolled their eyes reading the words ‘quarterback conundrum,’ too, because this is the mere definition of being a Bears fan. That’s all they’ve ever been used to. The Bears have never had a Hall of Fame type of quarterback, let alone just a consistently good quarterback.
We can engage in Jay Cutler arguments all day long, but the fact of the matter is, Chicago still hasn’t been a Super Bowl contender for 15 years now and haven’t won a playoff game since, well, Cutler was in town.
One of the quarterbacks that’s seemingly available for the taking right now is Sam Darnold. The New York Jets are open to discussions pertaining Darnold. Not only that, but they’re open to dealing their no. 2 overall pick.
It seems the Bears aren’t the only team with everything on the table — eh?
The Robinson situation is a sticky one, and it continues to get more ugly for the Bears. The more we hear from Robinson’s camp on this issue, the worse Ryan Pace looks. If he could just give the man the money he deserves, we’d be off Pace’s back — for now.
With Robinson’s future in flux, one particular idea that’s been tossed around on social media lately is making an even swap with the Jets for Darnold.
As crazy as it sounds, some folks are all aboard this train, while I’m attempting to make any sense of this ridiculous idea. The Bears trading away one of the NFL’s most consistent and talented receivers for a young, shaky-at-best quarterback seems like another terrible idea for this franchise.
But, because it’s being so heavily discussed, let’s look at what one of a few potential deals might look like if the Bears were to take it seriously.