Chicago Bears Mock Draft: No need for free agent QB

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NFL free agency is just a couple of days away from taking center stage. With that in mind, our latest mock draft addresses key positions.

This year’s NFL free agency period will feel different for football fans. Not only are the Chicago Bears closing facilities and restricting travel, but the entire sports world is doing so in order to take safety precautions with the coronavirus pandemic going on.

We aren’t even yet sure whether or not the draft will happen as planned, or if fans will be restricted from coming. I’m sure I speak on behalf of everyone when I say, hopefully by late April things are toned down a bit.

Back to the Bears, now. General manager Ryan Pace has already made a couple of moves before free agency and the draft. The team let go of veterans Prince Amukamara and Taylor Gabriel, while signing veteran tight end Demetrius Harris and re-signing linebacker Danny Trevathan.

The most pressing needs are still the same after those moves, and Pace will have limited cap space and limited draft capital to address said needs. It’s going to be a challenging offseason for Pace and the Bears, who already have many talented players in place for a playoff run.

One of the biggest needs in many eyes is at the quarterback position. Is Mitchell Trubisky truly ready to lead a team on a deep playoff run? A lot of people don’t believe so, and Pace could opt to address that position early on in the upcoming draft, rather than signing a free agent to compete with Trubisky.

With that said, let’s look at our latest mock draft in which Trubisky would feel awfully nervous afterwards.