Bears' 6 Biggest Priorities After 2024 Minicamp

As the Chicago Bears prepare for training camp, these 6 priorities should be their primary focus
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5. Get the QB2 job settled

There's no quarterback controversy in Chicago, nor should there be for the foreseeable future. Caleb Williams is the No. 1 overall pick and was brought in to be the face of the franchise. The Bears are building around him the right way as well with a couple of veteran wideouts in D.J. Moore and Keenan Allen as well as a star rookie in Rome Odunze.

They even have two capable tight ends with returning starter Cole Kmet and free agency addition Gerald Everett — who once again finds his way to offensive coordinator Shane Waldron's roster.

With all that being the case, they don't necessarily have things set behind Williams. Right now, the primary candidate to be QB2 is Tyson Bagent who was a great story in 2023. undrafted from Shepherd, Bagent started four games in place of an injured Justin Fields last year.

Practically unheard of when he made his first start in Week 7, Bagent led the Bears to a 30-12 win over the Las Vegas Raiders. He was impressive with 162 yards and a touchdown on 21-of-29 passing. After this, however, he came back down to earth.

Chicago lost the next two games he started then defeated the Carolina Panthers (the worst team in the league) 16-13. In all, Bagent had 859 yards with three touchdowns and six picks.

He might be able to grow from this but shouldn't be handed the job. Instead, he needs to earn it and right now, Brett Rypien is the only true competition. Rypien has just four starts on his resume as well and an unimpressive 4-to-9 touchdown-to-interception ratio.

It's not going to be a great battle but the Bears need to figure out who they would rather turn to should something happen to Williams. It also wouldn't be a bad idea to see if superior options are available since the last thing they need to do is have their season fall apart if Williams misses a few starts.