Chicago Bears: 3 moves to make before free agency

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Trade for a quarterback

Here is the logic.

If the Bears can go into both free agency and the draft without having to worry about the quarterback position, that is an enormous amount of pressure off the organization, and Pace, specifically.

Whether Pace wants to admit it publicly or not, he knows Mitchell Trubisky isn’t the future of the team. He knows Trubisky isn’t good enough to take this team to a Super Bowl.

If you are one of the fans out there who genuinely believes Trubisky can be the guy, I feel for you. He isn’t the answer.

The Bears have a realistic shot to land a quarterback via trade. Whether that’s the oft-rumored Derek Carr, Cam Newton (should the Panthers move on) or another name, Pace has options.

If the Bears had to trade one of their second-round picks to land a legitimate, capable quarterback, then so be it. The roster has tons of talent and could make run as soon as this season, as long as they have the quarterback to get them there.

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Going into the thick of the offseason with quarterback no longer in question would be a gigantic sigh of relief. Pace could then focus on the offensive line, tight end and building depth with the remaining cash and capital he has.