3 Veteran QBs the Bears Should Sign in Free Agency to Mentor Caleb Williams

It is always great to have a veteran in the room for developing a rookie quarterback.

Mar 1, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Southern California quarterback Caleb Williams (QB14) talks to
Mar 1, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Southern California quarterback Caleb Williams (QB14) talks to / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Drew Lock

Lock has not had the success that the previous two guys have had, but he has played under new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron which can go a long way in Williams' development. It can be incredibly difficult to enter the NFL and learn the phonebook-esque playbook that is thrown at you at the quarterback position.

The best way to help make this transition as smooth as possible is to have another QB in the room that has played in the system. Lock played in Seattle last season under Waldron and even started two games going 1-1. He played pretty well in those two starts also, going 44/64 for 477 yards and three touchdowns on top of two interceptions.

While he is not going to provide the insight Tom Brady or Peyton Manning would, Lock can help Williams learn the Waldron offense much quicker and also provide backup duties in the unfortunate case of an injury. With an entire new staff coming to Seattle, Lock can be looking for work elsewhere come free agency and the Bears would be the ideal landing spot for both parties.

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