Chicago Bears: How to solve their apparent “quarterback problem”

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With the draft a week away, there are plenty of options at quarterback for the Bears to pick from.

In all likelihood, Kyler Murray will be unattainable. There’s a pretty good chance he’s going first overall to the Arizona Cardinals.

Personally, I like Dwayne Haskins. He was my QB1 going into the draft, but slowly over the last few months, Murray had grown on me as an NFL quarterback. Enough to leapfrog Haskins. This is good because the Ohio State Product will likely be available if they can get into the first 10 picks. There has been some chatter that he could even be had outside the top 10 if the recent rumors are true.

Regardless, I think that he’ll be a good replacement for Trubisky. Haskins will light things up in the Bears’ offense with his rocket arm. It may not be a super accurate throw, but he really can sling it. PFF may have concerns with Trubisky and his risk-taking while “pushing the ball downfield”, but Haskins seems like a safer bet, much like every Urban Meyer passer

The beauty of playing in an Ohio State offense is that all of his numbers are just incredible. That offense practically manufactures targets for receivers, and given that he’s capable of completing non-screen passes to his left and the like, that’s just what you need in a franchise passer.

Another thing that shouldn’t go unnoticed is that Haskins is just about as cerebral as they get in this class. Apparently, he tore up the whiteboard at pre-draft meetings and impressed teams with his football acumen.

There is a major knock on him and that he isn’t great at improvising with things fall apart. In all seriousness, when the pocket collapses, his play follows suit. But since he’s been touted as a running quarterback by at least one person with his blistering 5.04 40-yard dash, I’m sure Matt Nagy will figure out how to get the zone read ground game going with him.