Bears: 5 realistic QB options in the 2020 NFL Draft

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Chicago Bears, Mitchell Trubisky
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With limited draft capital, the Chicago Bears still have options to replace Mitchell Trubisky.

For the Chicago Bears, it feels like the end of the Mitchell Trubisky era is fast-approaching. After a mediocre rookie season, which was largely discounted due to the limiting coaching style of John Fox, Trubisky took a big step forward in his second year (his first under Matt Nagy).

Consequently, the hope, and quite frankly the expectation, was that he would take a similar giant step forward in year three. As fans watched his development, the one thing they had to be mindful of was how inexperienced he was in college. With only 13 total starts, it was reasonable to expect him to take a little longer to develop.

However, with 32 games under his belt, it’s now more than fair to render an official position on his viability as an NFL starting quarterback. Given the fact that he has not only failed to take a step forward in year three but has actually taken a giant step backward, should sound off the alarm bells.

With any other roster, you could argue giving him another year or two to figure it out. However, the Bears — and more specifically Ryan Pace — have pushed all their chips in and bet on this quarterback to take advantage of their current Super Bowl window. If they don’t make a move now, they will most certainly waste this window. But without “can’t miss” free agent options and limited draft capital, what options do they have?

Here are five realistic quarterbacks the Bears could select in next year’s draft. One point of clarification: I did not include those quarterbacks who are unlikely (best guess at this early stage) to be available late in the first round where the Bears could realistically trade up into.  I also excluded those who while very talented (Jordan Love) probably need a little more time to develop than the Bears can afford with their current window.

It’s important to note that none of these quarterbacks are without their own warts. Otherwise, they would not potentially be available in the second round or later. But without a first-round pick next year, they will need to identify a player they can buy low and whose deficiencies can be fixed.