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The Bear’s Den, January 19, 2021

Everybody in Chicago wants Deshaun Watson, and Watson wants out of Houston, but the problem isn’t the need, it’s the mechanism

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How the Chicago Bears can overhaul the quarterback position – The Athletic - From forming a QB evaluation team to drafting more quarterbacks, here’s how the Bears can change their fate.

All In: Everything Should Be On The Table To Acquire Deshaun Watson - Chicago Audible Blog - Bears GM Ryan Pace made a mistake by not drafting Deshaun Watson in 2017, but if he is available for trade, then Pace can undo his wrongs be getting Watson.

Deshaun Watson trade rumors: How Bears compare to 19 other teams’ offers - RSN - If the Houston Texans actually have to trade Deshaun Watson, 20 of the NFL’s 31 other teams could be – or maybe should be – interested in acquiring one of the best quarterbacks in football. How do the Bears stack up against the competition?

Here’s how Bears could make a Deshaun Watson trade with Texans work - RSN - Trading for Watson doesn’t seem likely, but whatever! Let’s try it anyways.

Bears, Matt Nagy to keep Henry Burris on coaching staff for 2021 season - RSN - He’s one of many former QBs on the staff.

Chicago Bears embraced Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message about love - - With Martin Luther King Jr. Day being celebrated Monday, there’s no better time to reflect on how the Bears applied King’s universal message of love during a trying year when racial injustice issues divided the country.

Chicago Bears recognize five local teenagers making a difference in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - - In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Bears and several community partners would like to recognize five Chicago teens who are making a difference in their neighborhoods.

Could Bears get Deshaun Watson after all? - Chicago Sun-Times - If the disgruntled Texans QB forces a trade, Bears GM Ryan Pace would have to take a shot at rectifying his biggest mistake. It’s unlikely, but Pace is bold, if nothing else. And a little desperate.

Chicago Bears: Who will be the next defensive coordinator? - Chicago Tribune - Staff movement is of importance to Matt Nagy and the Chicago Bears as they work to fill an undetermined number of positions.

Deshaun Watson: Could Chicago Bears trade for the QB? - Chicago Tribune - It’s within the realm of possibility that Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace will trade for quarterback Deshaun Watson. But he will have to get creative — and a number of things will have to fall into place.


Mitchell: Cycling News, Podium Cafe (It's the Den, for Cycling) - Wilco Kelderman and Andreas Schillinger both broke vertebra in their necks in scary crash for Bora-Hansgrohe plus much more from the world of professional cycling. Ken's Note: This is Denmaster Ken's other SBN gig.

Patrick Mahomes in concussion protocol, Chiefs will "just follow that" - ProFootballTalk - When Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes left Sunday’s game, the team said he was being evaluated for a concussion and then said that he’d been ruled out for the rest of the game.

Deshaun Watson asks Texans fans to cancel Monday march to support him - ProFootballTalk - “I’m hearing there is a march planned on my behalf in Houston today,” Watson tweeted. “Although I am humbled I ask that whoever is organizing the march cancel for the sake of public safety. Covid is spreading at a high rate & I don’t want any fans to unnecessarily expose themselves to infection.”

NFL will have no in-person Scouting Combine workouts - ProFootballTalk - The COVID-19 pandemic has effectively canceled the 2021 NFL Scouting Combine.

Ravens waive Robert Griffin III - ProFootballTalk - Robert Griffin III is no longer with the Ravens.

NFL nixes centralized Scouting Combine for 2021 - Chicago Sun-Times - Players will not gather in Indianapolis to run through drills, conduct interviews with teams and receive medical tests.


Report: Lions GM Brad Holmes has ‘bold’ plan for roster; Mike Disner to help operational side - Pride Of Detroit - Mike Disner will reportedly free up some duties so Brad Holmes can focus on the roster—and he’s got some big plans.

Four Lessons From the Final Four, Volume I: Packers & Bills - Da Bears Blog - Packers: “It’s All About the Quarterback”


Wiltfong: Watson to Chicago? It’s not happening - Windy City Gridiron - We explore the latest odds for a Deshaun Watson trade and how likely it is for the Bears.

Duerrwaechter: Bears File Request to Interview Jonathan Gannon for Vacant DC position - Windy City Gridiron - It seems the Chicago Bears are weighing external options for their DC position, starting with a 14-year vet from Indianapolis.


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