As of now, the Chicago Bears have two selections in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft. We look at some quarterback prospects in that area.
This won’t be the most exciting draft for the Chicago Bears, but it’s going to be meaningful. Without a pick in the first, third or fourth rounds, general manager Ryan Pace is going to have to work his magic in those later rounds.
Could he find something he likes at the quarterback position by scooping one up in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft? He has two picks in the seventh, and going with a quarterback might make more sense than drafting one earlier, given how the Bears currently have two quarterbacks on the roster which aren’t going anywhere this season.
A lot of people out there will use an argument based on many of the later round quarterbacks being available as an undrafted free agent. However, to that argument I will ask this: How many recent 7th Round picks are still on the Bears’ roster?
Last year’s picks, Kerrith Whyte and Stephen Denmark didn’t exactly pan out. Whyte was cut during the season and Denmark never even saw the field. In 2018, the Bears found Javon Wims who is still hanging around the roster, but has yet to see meaningful playing time — and I am an advocate for Wims. He was a rare find that late.
The point is, if the Bears see even a little bit of potential in any of the following quarterback prospects, they should absolutely take their shot — barring the team taking one earlier in the draft, of course. Quarterback is the most important position in football, and if you can add value in some way, and in the very last round, you do it.
With that said, let’s look at some of the quarterbacks currently projected to go around the seventh and final round, or even go undrafted.