Chicago Bears Are Signing A New Quarterback
The Chicago Bears are signing a new quarterback during the offseason to serve as a reliable veteran presence behind Mitchell Trubisky.
Coming off the year prior, many had Chicago penciled in as a potential Super Bowl contender. On paper, it made sense. The defense was a Khalil Mack-led force and Trubisky had seemingly finally put it all together.
Obviously that did not quite pan out, though.
While 2019 was undeniably a disappointment, the Bears as an organization still have all the bones of a successful team. A few minor tweaks just need to be made.
One of those tweaks will be going out and getting a far more reliable option at backup quarterback.
Strong sense here in Indy the Bears will be adding established veteran QB to push starter Mitch Trubisky, likely looking for pedigree and extensive starter’s experience.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) February 27, 2020
According to ESPN NFL insider Jeremy Fowler, Chicago’s plan at the moment is go out and add a veteran quarterback via free agency to really give Trubisky a run for his money.
The hope is that the extra motivation will push Trubisky to realize the potential that the Bears saw in him when they selected him so highly in the draft.
“Strong sense here in Indy the Bears will be adding established veteran QB to push starter Mitch Trubisky, likely looking for pedigree and extensive starter’s experience,” he tweeted out.
Names like Case Keenum, who spent last year with the Washington Redskins, and Marcus Mariota, who spent last year with the Tennessee Titans, have been floated as possible contenders.
Over the course of eight outings with Washington last year Keenum amassed 1,707 yards, 11 touchdowns and five picks.
Mariota, sort of like Keenum with Dwayne Haskins, lost his starting gig to Ryan Tannehill last year. Despite that, at only 26 years old many believe he still has what it takes to succeed in the NFL if he lands in the right situation.
Is Chicago that situation? It’s debatable.
One way or another, the Bears will add a quarterback to temporarily serve as a backup heading into next year. Will that quarterback turn into a starter when it’s all said and done? Time will tell.