The Chicago Bears seem to be set at quarterback for the coming season after acquiring former Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles in a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Foles will compete with youngster Mitchell Trubisky for the starting job ahead of the 2020 season. He’s said to have the upper hand right now.
According to Bears general manager Ryan Pace, this does not mean Chicago is going to ignore quarterback early in the 2020 NFL Draft. In fact, Pace noted on Tuesday that they will seriously consider selecting a signal caller.
Chicago is without a first-round pick stemming from the Khalil Mack trade ahead of the 2018 season. Though, it does have two second-round picks (43rd and 50th overall).
If a player like Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts is available, it makes sense that Chicago would look to go quarterback.
Pace also noted on Tuesday that no decision has been made as it relates to the fifth-year option on Trubisky’s rookie contract for the 2021 season. That could obviously play a role in what direction the Bears go come Round 2 Friday evening.
Trubisky, 25, was downright horrible as a third-year player this past season. The former No. 2 overall pick averaged less than 210 passing yards per game while throwing 17 touchdowns in 15 starts.