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

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We won’t stop here with the draft.

Let’s double down here and talk about another pro-ready prospect in Mizzou’s Drew Lock. Depending on who you talk to, he’s either the second or third best passer in this draft class. The numbers he put up last season pale in comparison to Haskins, but there are some things to like about him.

If we’re going to talk about Lock, we need to start with his arm. Much like Haskins, he has a real cannon. There are some impressive highlights of him delivering some absolutely beautiful missiles against some strong SEC defenses. Speaking of the SEC, this guy finished his college football career with a 99-39 touchdown-to-interception ratio. Being able to do that against some of the strongest defenses in college football is noteworthy.

He also has the size and athleticism to play the position. His 260 rushing yards and six touchdowns mean that he’s capable of running the ball when he absolutely needs to. As fate would have it, that’s the only good thing that Trubisky is capable of doing because he’s bad at throwing.

His ability to drop his arm angle down a la Patrick Mahomes or Matt Stafford pretty much means he’s better than half of the starting quarterbacks in the NFL.

Like Trubisky.

The best part about Lock? The pro comparison to him is Bears legend, Jay Cutler. So the fit is almost too perfect. Bears fans had to enjoy/suffer nine years of Cutler. What are another nine-plus years with his carbon copy?