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Bear’s Den, February 18, 2021

Another day, more speculation about the future of quarterbacking in Chicago. I know, shocking, right?

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Wide receiver Javon Wims #83 of the Chicago Bears signs autographs for fans ahead of the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 17, 2019 in Los Angeles
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Chicago Bears Q&A: Could Alex Smith emerge as a quarterback option? - Chicago Tribune - Who will the Chicago Bears bring in at quarterback? Will they try to move up — or down — in the draft? And how will they create salary-cap space? Brad Biggs answers readers’ questions weekly in his Bears mailbag.

Vince Evans made history as 1st Black QB to start for Bears – The Athletic - Vince Evans went from Greensboro, N.C. to USC and then to the Chicago Bears and the Raiders.

Bears hiring of Mike Pettine only has upside for Matt Nagy, Sean Desai - RSN - The Bears brought Pettine in because he can help the team, not because the team thought Desai needed the help.

Bears To Tag And Trade Allen Robinson? - On Tap Sports Net - Could the Bears tag and trade Allen Robinson? It seems like a franchise tag means the end of Robinson and the Bears.

Building Depth on Defensive Line Could Be Big for Chicago Bears - Sports Illustrated - With no reserves under contract for next year and with Eddie Goldman’s situation uncertain after a COVID-19 opt-out, the Bears could look at the defensive line in the draft this year to restock their supply.

How the Chicago Bears Would Get by Without Allen Robinson - Sports Illustrated - It’s a real possibility Allen Robinson could leave either in free agency or in a tag-and-trade, but there are avenues available to the Chicago Bears if it happened beyond finishing last in the NFL in passing yards.

Chicago Bears equipment manager Tony Medlin a valued member of organization for decades - ChicagoBears.com - As the Bears’ longtime head equipment manager, Tony Medlin is grateful for the opportunity to keep players safe, mentor them and establish lifelong friendships.

Wentz Might Be Best Option for Bears - Da Bears Blog - While many are expecting the 2021 offseason to be a busy one when it comes to quarterback movement, it’s worth wondering if the current pause in the carousel just might be permanent and if the Chicago Bears need to find their guy soon.

Bears Offseason Outlook: Inside Linebacker - 670 The Score - Bears linebacker Roquan Smith’s rise proved to be one of the team’s success stories of 2020, as the promising young player fulfilled his billing.

Mike Pettine a ‘resource’ for Sean Desai on Chicago Bears coaching staff - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Sean Desai said Mike Pettine, hired last week as senior defensive assistant, will provide a “big-picture perspective.”

POLISH SAUSAGE

Cowboys need to get Dak Prescott signed before franchise-tag deadline - ProFootballTalk - Indeed, if the cap lands at $180 million, Prescott will consume nearly 21 percent of it on his own.

Steelers, Ben Roethlisberger are at a clear crossroads - ProFootballTalk - As the Steelers and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger continue to contemplate the possibility of one more year together, here’s some free advice to both of them: Don’t do it.

Report: Broncos will pursue Deshaun Watson, if Texans decide to trade him - ProFootballTalk - According to Troy Renck of ABC 7 in Denver, the Broncos will pursue Watson, if the Texans decide to trade him.

The Carson Wentz wait continues - ProFootballTalk - Carson Wentz is still a member of the Eagles.

Ndamukong Suh 'not ready to hang them up yet,' wants to remain in Tampa with Tom Brady - NFL.com - Following the Buccaneers' Super Bowl victory, 34-year-old defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh isn't ready to retire. Instead, he'd like to return to Tampa Bay.

Bucky Brooks' top five 2021 NFL Draft prospects by position 1.0 - NFL.com - Bucky Brooks provides his first look at the top five draft prospects at each position. Can anyone challenge Trevor Lawrence at QB? Where does Heisman Trophy-winning WR DeVonta Smith sit?

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Vikings’ offseason plan v2.0 - Daily Norseman - What does Mark have cooked up this time?

Trade? Receiver? Defense? QB? Options for the Lions at No. 7 - ESPN - With many teams in search of a new QB, the Lions could trade out of No. 7. Or it might line up for them to look to the future at the position.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante's 2021 NFL Draft: Small-school prospects for Bears to target - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have been known to do their homework on small-school draft prospects, so here are some 2021 NFL Draft hopefuls they could target.

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