Chicago Bears still need to draft a quarterback in 2020

Chicago Bears, 2023 NFL Draft (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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The Chicago Bears have not had the quarterback they have needed to get it done in recent memory. They need to keep going until they find their guy.

The Chicago Bears have had a subpar quarterback for a very long time. They have never had a superstar under center and Jay Cutler in his prime was the only one who even came close. He showed flashes of brilliance and there were other times where he was plain awful. Right now, it is pretty clear that Mitchell Trubisky isn’t the answer and won’t be any time soon.

That fact led to the Bears acquiring former Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles from the Jacksonville Jaguars. He is likely going to be the starting quarterback in Week 1 unless something crazy happens. They may or may not trade Trubisky but as of right now, they need to be starting the best option to give themselves a chance to win.

Despite having Foles in the mix along with Trubisky’s uncertainty, the Bears still need to draft someone at the 2020 NFL Draft. They likely aren’t going to trade up to pick Joe Burrow or Tua Tagovailoa as they will both likely be taken in the top five or six. They do, however, have two second-round picks that they could spend on a quarterback.

Jake Fromm and Jalen Hurts are the two most notable names that might be there when the Bears are on the board. They both had very successful collegiate careers so the Bears would be wise to try one of them out. They likely aren’t going to be bad enough in 2020 to draft Trevor Lawrence of Clemson University who will likely be the first overall pick.

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So if they have Foles and have yet to trade Trubisky, why would they draft another quarterback? There are multiple answers to that question. The first is that you never know what is going to happen with Trubisky or Foles beyond 2020. Another is that the Bears should just keep trying new quarterbacks until they get it right. Eventually, one of these guys has to be good for them. There is no reason for them to settle for bad quarterback play. They should be doing anything they can to make sure they have the best quarterback possible.