Chicago Bears NFL Draft 2021: Surprising trades fans might hate

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Chicago Bears, Kyle Trask
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The Chicago Bears may jump up in Round 2 for their quarterback

Kyle Trask is about as polarizing a quarterback as they come in this year’s draft class. His 2020 season was absolutely incredible and found him ending the year as a Heisman finalist. Trask threw for 4,283 yards, 43 touchdowns and just eight interceptions.

But, why is he not being talked about as a sure fire first rounder then? Numbers like that, playing in the SEC, should mean this kid is a top tier talent, right?

Trask’s weaknesses may not have hurt him much in college because of the way he was surrounded, but he’ll have a hard time overcoming them as a pro. To start with, his processing speed is far behind the top quarterbacks in this class. He delivers a lot of late balls, thus putting his receivers in some trouble at the catch point.

His footwork in the pocket also needs some serious work. Navigating the pocket and escaping pressure does not come easy for Trask. Fortunately, these negative characteristics were easily overcome because he was throwing to Kyle Pitts and Kadarius Toney all year long.

Something about Trask tells many Bears fans that he’s exactly the kind of quarterback Pace could fall in love with. If he does, we’re all in trouble. Trask is not the quarterback Chicago should be pursuing. He would find himself looking eerily similar to Mitchell Trubisky on many occasions, except Trask isn’t even as mobile as Trubisky is.

There might be a scenario where Pace thinks he has to move up higher than pick 52 to get Trask, if he is indeed “his guy.” Sacrificing additional draft capital for a second-tier quarterback like Trask is not an ideal scenario, especially when he has so many red flags.