If Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace could operate in hindsight, the team likely wouldn’t be in the position they currently find themselves in.
The Bears have a quarterback problem, just as they have had many times in their illustrious history. They not only have a quarterback problem, but a few holes in their current roster.
Pace has made his fair share of mistakes over the last few years. But, the current quarterback predicament has this team in such a bind that fans are ready to storm Halas Hall at any given moment.
Making a mini run at the playoffs late last season likely cost the Bears a shot at a first-round quarterback this season, barring any crazy draft day trade. Now, it appears they will have to ride with veteran Andy Dalton and potentially a mid-round rookie for 2021.
Speaking of rookie, this is a draft where the Bears have to absolutely nail their picks. The team has a couple of positions that should easily be taken by a couple of rookies if Pace plays his cards right. Whether it’s up front on the offensive line, at wide receiver, safety or even cornerback, the Bears have clear-cut needs.
Pace cannot afford to botch even a single pick this year. It’s not just that number 20 pick that’s an important one. It’s every single selection. The talent on this roster is more than enough to compete with if they get sufficient quarterback play and can plug a couple of holes through the draft.
This is the time of year where we start seeing certain prospects rise and fall for many reasons. The 2021 NFL Draft is loaded with talent and big names, but Pace has to be careful not to be fooled. For a few different reasons, Pace and the Bears should avoid these key prospects at all cost.