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The Bear’s Den, February 15, 2021

An abbreviated Den today as Bears news was scarce o the grounds this morning

Wild Card Round - Chicago Bears v New Orleans Saints Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

BEARRRSSSS

O-line upgrades can help Bears’ address QB quandary - Chicago Sun-Times - So now the Bears are back where they were in 2018 — with an offensive line good enough to get them to the playoffs (albeit at 8-8 in 2020), but still in need of improvement to get to the next level. Do they know that?

Column: Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace must hold on to 1st-round pick - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears have a long list of offseason moves to make — none bigger than the acquisition of a quarterback — and it’s hard to imagine how general manager Ryan Pace could bring all of the puzzle pieces together by trading away his first-round draft pick this year.

Who had the best QB performances of all-time for the Bears? – The Athletic - Josh McCown, Jay Cutler and Mitch Trubisky join football greats like Sid Luckman and Johnny Lujack in this Bears quarterback list.

Texans, JJ Watt part ways, enters NFL Free Agency and would Bears make sense | RSN - The Houston Texans and defensive end JJ Watt have parted ways, and now the former Wisconsin standout hits free agency.

Why Renting a Safety Again Might Suit Chicago Bears Best - Sports Illustrated - The Chicago Bears could use another long-term fix at the safety position alongside Eddie Jackson but lack of a fourth-round draft pick and no cap space could cause them to simply patch up the problem again with a free agent.

Players Chicago Bears Could Use in Trade for a QB - Sports Illustrated - If the Chicago Bears want a quarterback it might require trading more than draft picks and they have several players who could fetch a decent price as part of any deal.

POLISH SAUSAGE

St. Louis wants more than $1 billion over Rams relocation - ProFootballTalk - Via Daniel Kaplan of TheAthletic.com, the city of St. Louis, St. Louis County, and the St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority want more than one billion dollars. Thursday’s hearing included discussion regarding those exorbitant demands.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Matthew Stafford wanted Jim Caldwell to stay, had ‘good’ relationship with Matt Patricia - Pride Of Detroit - Matthew Stafford dished on some of his former coaches in a farewell interview.

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