We started this year’s Roster Turnover series with the most important position on the team— the quarterback— and Lester provided a great assessment of where the Bears currently are and what their options are in the future. Click HERE for his great analysis on the QB position for the 2017 season.
General manager Ryan Pace wants to add a quarterback each year through the draft, and doesn’t matter what round it comes in as long as he thinks they can be developed, but 2017 is not churning out too many franchise QB options for teams to choose from.
One name, however, that continues to get linked to the Chicago Bears, is North Carolina’s Mitch Trubisky. On many expert’s draft boards, Trubisky is still considered the top QB prospect for 2017, and in Pro Football Focus’ most recent mock, he’s right behind Clemson’s Deshaun Watson.
3. Mitch Trubisky, QB, North Carolina
Another unique situation at quarterback, Trubisky has turned one year of starting into a potential first-round pedigree. He didn’t completely burst onto the scene, as histalent was evident in limited time in 2015. He finished with the No. 2 passing grade in the class at 81.6, as he showed the arm to drive the ball with velocity outside the numbers while showing the footwork to maneuver the pocket and create space to get the ball out of his hand. There are some concerns about Trubisky’s game, as there were plenty of games in which he showed his potential but also left wanting for more, but like Watson, there are enough positives to warrant taking a chance near the top of the draft. The Bears are ready for a new look under center, and Trubisky has the tools to develop into a good starter.
Watching some college QBs throughout the day.— Steve Palazzolo (@PFF_Steve) January 9, 2017
First note: Trubisky probably hits the "cover-2" hole more than any college QB. Good arm
As much as many fans don’t want the Bears to take a quarterback with their 1st round pick, the possibility is very real.
Pro scouts understand more about these prospects’ abilities, and concerns, that any of us do, and to see this name mocked over and over to Chicago could mean something.