Chicago Bears: Quarterback moves to make after Nick Foles trade

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Move No. 2

Explore remaining QB options

As we speak, there are other options still out there. The fact of the matter is, guys like Cam Newton, Andy Dalton and Jameis Winston might have to get used to being a backup in the near future. It sounds a little bizarre at first, but this may be their reality sooner or later.

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Now, should the Bears rid themselves of Trubisky, why not keep tabs on these three veterans? Newton and Dalton may end up being released or dealt for a late-round pick. Meanwhile, Winston remains a free agent.

If the Bears brought in Newton, and he was healthy, he’d be the starter and Foles would back him up. Sure, paying Foles that kind of money to be their backup sounds crazy. But, as I’ve said, this team needs to solidify the position.

If they brought in either Newton or Dalton, the money would have to be right. At the moment, Chicago doesn’t have a ton of cash to work with. Restructuring either of their deals (barring a release) would be necessary.

If Chicago went after Winston as a backup, he would get backup money. But, there would still certainly be a competition during training camp.

Maybe this is a pipe dream, or maybe I just want to see this team have as much talent and competition at quarterback as possible. Either way, it’s interesting to think about.