Bears: 5 bold options for Chicago’s quarterback room in 2020

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Tandem No. 3: Mitchell Trubisky and Jalen Hurts

Out of all the quarterbacks in this year’s upcoming draft, one of my absolute favorites is Jalen Hurts. The Alabama transfer and now-Oklahoma stud has taken the college world by storm under Lincoln Riley and looks to be a fun prospect when translating to the pros.

No matter what anybody says about Hurts, or any other mobile quarterback from here on out, I’ll happily reference how Lamar Jackson continues to prove the critics and doubters wrong. If Jackson can shut the mouths of all his naysayers, Hurts should be given the same chance.

Now, that’s assuming there are people who doubt the kid — which I do not. Hurts is purely a winner. That’s all he’s ever known. And, unlike Trubisky, Hurts has plenty of collegiate starting experience — not to mention, in more than one offensive system as well.

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Like Tagovailoa, Hurts might require the Bears to package both their second-round picks in 2020 in order to move up to the first round and take him. This coming draft could be yet another top-heavy first round for quarterbacks. But, at the moment, there are still several outlets who have Hurts as a second-round guy.

With Hurts coming to Chicago, it would mean an open competition. There’s no way you spend a first-round pick on a quarterback and don’t open it up. Like the scenario with Tagovailoa, Trubisky would be (or, should be) more motivated than ever, and that would be excellent for the Bears.