Chicago Bears: PFF rips Ryan Pace while insulting Khalil Mack

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The Chicago Bears have a quarterback problem, but Pro Football Focus is pointing the blame at the wrong people.

The 2020 NFL Draft is right around the corner and fans are going to have to see what general manager Ryan Pace the Chicago Bears are made of. Without a pick in the first, third or fourth rounds, Pace has his work cut out for him.

After trading for former Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles, some wonder whether the Bears still need to draft a quarterback. Whatever your opinion may be on the matter, one thing is clear: The quarterback position is anything but solidified in Chicago.

A certain outlet, which is notorious for its questionable grading program, recently posted a bit about the current position which the Bears are in. Needless to say, did not go over well with Bears fans.

Pro Football Focus released a post with a short video titled, “Bears are wishing they didn’t trade for a star defensive end right now.”

You can pretty much assume exactly what that means.

Yes, PFF is insinuating that the Bears should regret trading for All Pro pass rusher Khalil Mack. Why, you ask? They state that Pace would love a chance to draft a quarterback in the first round of this year’s draft.

Sure, any team out there with a questionable quarterback situation would love to draft a quarterback this year. But, the logic in this is argument completely flawed and overlooks a lot of common knowledge.

Dak Prescott was a recent fourth-round pick, and led the NFL’s no. 1 offense last season. Gardner Minshew was a recent sixth-round pick and now has the Jacksonville Jaguars committed to him as a starter after just one year.

Heck, the Miami Dolphins wound up with the NFL’s no. 12 passing offense with journeyman Ryan Fitzpatrick at the helm, zero semblance of a run game and after trading their best offensive lineman and a starting wide receiver.

The problem with the Bears’ quarterback position has absolutely nothing to do with the Mack trade, but everything to do with whiffing on a no. 2 overall pick, Mitchell Trubisky.

PFF should know that, right? After all, they have historically trashed Trubisky with their grading system and love to point out how terrible he is.

Yet, here they are insulting a generational pass rusher like Mack. I don’t even have to go into the numbers, because they don’t do Mack’s presence justice. What he has done to this defensive unit overall is nothing short of incredible.

The Bears went from a top-10 defense to the scariest team defense in one season, and the fact that the Bears still can’t score points is not his fault. Shoot, the blame might not even fall 100 percent on Pace, here. Trubisky was a highly-graded prospect who was absolutely going in the first round in 2017, but he simply hasn’t held up his end of the bargain.

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Trubisky is to blame — not Pace, and sure as heck not Mack. Trubisky is the guy they love to hate (and sometimes we do too, quite frankly). So, keep the narrative straight. PFF should never, ever take a jab at a guy like Mack ever again.