Chicago Bears: Under-the-radar quarterback options for 2020

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Chicago Bears, Nate Sudfeld
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Nate Sudfeld, Free Agent

The first option to consider, when looking at guys not many people are talking about, is Nate Sudfeld. The Philadelphia Eagles have kept Sudfeld primarily as their third string quarterback for the last few seasons, and he’s looked pretty decent in his limited action.

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The 26-year-old was originally drafted by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, but was cut a year later. Just one day after he was cut by Washington, Philadelphia signed him to their practice squad. Back in April, the Eagles re-signed him to a 1-year $3.095 million contract, meaning he was definitely considered valuable as mostly a third string guy.

What would Sudfeld in Chicago mean?

If the Bears were to sign Sudfeld, my hope is that he would come as the second of three in Chicago’s quarterback room. Assuming the Bears do not bring Chase Daniel back and don’t have any specific plans for Tyler Bray, they could then build another trio of quarterbacks — except this time, I would argue they should keep three on their roster.

The former Indiana product has a career line of: 20 for 25 passing with 156 yards and one touchdown, zero interceptions. He would be a cheap, low-risk signing for Pace and, quite frankly, I could see this type of move being made along with a late-round draft pick at the position.