Chicago Bears: 15 possible replacements for Mitchell Trubisky

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Chicago Bears, Trey Lance
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11. Chicago Bears’ best replacements for Mitchell Trubisky: Trey Lance

If you ask me, Trey Lance is still the best-case scenario for the Bears in next year’s draft and offseason. I have been on the Lance train for quite some time, and unfortunately due to the pandemic, we haven’t seen him play all year except for just one game this fall. South Dakota State chose to move their season to the spring, which means Lance will forego that season in preparation for the draft.

If you want high upside, Lance is your guy. He is one of the most electric quarterbacks in recent college football memory. The kid is a force when running the football. He has the breakaway speed. He has the ability to shed tacklers. He’ll take it to the house if given a little daylight.

At the same time, Lance has proven he can throw the football, too. Coming into the league, he’ll be a far better passer than a guy like Lamar Jackson was. Jackson had tons of question marks with accuracy and the ability to make difficult throws. At least we’ve seen Lance make plenty of throws in college — as demonstrated by his 28 passing touchdowns and zero interceptions in his 2019 campaign.

Because he only played one game this year, Lance’s draft stock may take a hit, which would be fantastic for the Bears, who will likely pick in the middle of the first round — late teens, probably.

A true dual-threat quarterback with the potential to light up a defense with his legs? In Chicago? How incredible would that be?