This is an easy roster battle to kick off my series looking at every position group on the Chicago Bears, because there is zero drama surrounding the quarterback spot. The only real question is does head coach Matt Nagy like to keep a third quarterback on the final 53-man roster, or does he head into week one with just a couple QBs?
Mitchell Trubisky is the clear cut, face of the franchise, number one quarterback for the Bears. There’s a lot on his 23-year old shoulders, and that’s how it should be. General manager Ryan Pace moved up in the draft to get him, and this entire offseason was spent acquiring pieces to make his potential ascension to the “QB-Elite” as smooth as possible.
Chase Daniel was given a two year deal worth $10 million, including seven million guaranteed, so he’s making this team as the number two. He was with Nagy, and head coach Andy Reid, in Kansas City from 2013 to 2015 before following another Reid disciple, Doug Pederson, to the Eagles in 2016. He spent last year with the Saints, but his knowledge of the Reid system makes him valuable to the Bears and Trubisky.
A good bet to make it
Tyler Bray was also brought on board because of his knowledge of the system, having spent five years with Nagy and the Chiefs, so baring an injury he seems like a good bet to make it.
It all depends if the Bears carry two or three QBs on the 53-man roster, but if we go off recent history for Nagy and his time in K.C., they will open week one with three quarterbacks.
On the bubble
With only three QBS in camp, there’s no one left for the bubble.