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The Bear’s Den, February 2, 2021

Quarterbacks are all over the news, as Chicago fans await what quarterbacking fate is in store for the Bears in 2021

NFL: Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears tight end Cole Kmet (85) makes a catch against the Detroit Lions during the third quarter at Soldier Field.
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Deshaun Watson trade: Ogunleye wouldn’t trade too many picks for elite QB - RSN - Watson is a rare talent, but he may not be what the Bears need.

Bears hope to have fans in stands in 2021, won’t raise ticket prices - RSN - The Bears released their first statement regarding hosting fans next season.

Mock draft: Who analysts think Chicago Bears will select with 20th pick in NFL Draft - ChicagoBears.com - The NFL Draft is still nearly three months away. But it’s never too early to peruse mock drafts. Take a look at who 12 draft analysts are predicting the Bears will select with the 20th pick in the first round.

Chicago Bears to celebrate Black History Month - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears will celebrate Black History Month across all official team channels throughout February. Fans are encouraged to follow along and learn more about Bears and Chicago Black history.

Emma: Assessing Bears’ options in NFL quarterback carousel - 670 The Score - The Bears are preparing to make a major move at quarterback, but how they act and whom they covet remains unclear. Here’s a look at their options through trade, free agency and the draft.

Cole Kmet recalls the time Khalil Mack choke-slammed lineman - 670 The Score - We all know Bears star pass rusher Khalil Mack is on a different level from almost everyone else in the NFL, but tight end Cole Kmet revealed that Mack is even more ferocious than you think.

Bears offered more than a 1st-round pick for Stafford - 670 The Score - The Bears were among teams that offered more than a first-round pick to the Lions for quarterback Matthew Stafford before Detroit agreed to a deal with the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday evening, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported.

Bears’ big dreams start with getting QB right, just like Buccaneers did with Tom Brady - Chicago Sun-Times - Brady gave his new team instant credibility, and the Bucs were quickly able to add significant free agents because of it.

Bucs coordinator Todd Bowles shows Bears what might have been - Chicago Sun-Times - Two years ago, the Bears needed a coordinator to inherit the best defense in football. They thought they had the perfect candidate, too: former Jets head coach Todd Bowles, who’d known Matt Nagy since the Bears head coach was a baby.

Bears won’t raise season ticket prices in 2021 - Chicago Sun-Times - President/CEO Ted Phillips said the Bears “remain optimistic that health metrics will continue to improve, allowing for fans to return to Soldier Field in 2021.” Soldier Field was dark in 2020.

Bears adding former safety Mike Adams to coaching staff - Chicago Sun-Times - Mike Adams, a 16-year NFL veteran safety whose last snap came in 2019, is joining the Bears as an assistant secondary coach, a source confirmed Monday.

Wild NFL offseason of quarterback musical chairs begins - Chicago Tribune - We placed all 32 NFL teams in one of three categories — in the hunt for a quarterback; potentially in the hunt or possibly moving on from their starter; and set at QB — and 21 teams fell in one of the first two categories.

NFL QB trades: Who could be the next team to make blockbuster move? - RSN - Mike Sando says look at which teams need QBs the most. Sound like anyone you know?

POLISH SAUSAGE

State of the NFC North - Daily Norseman - The NFC North winds are blowing this winter, and big changes are coming... perhaps more than any other year

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Matthew Stafford trade news: Details emerge of the offers Detroit Lions turned down - Pride Of Detroit - Here’s a look at some of the offers the Lions turned down.

Here Come the Cousins Trade Rumors - Daily Norseman - Deshaun Watson demanding a trade, along with the Lions making a blockbuster deal sending Matthew Stafford to the Rams for Jared Goff and a couple future first-round picks has fueled speculation...

Vikings to interview Tyke Tolbert for Offensive Coordinator position - Daily Norseman - He has ties to Gary Kubiak

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante: Bears listed with 9th-best odds to land Deshaun Watson - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears are among the top-10 teams likely to land Deshaun Watson, though bettors don’t give them favorable odds.

Wiltfong: Report - Bears hire Mike Adams as assistant defensive backs coach - Windy City Gridiron - According to Adam Hoge, who works for WGN and NBC Sports Chicago, the Chicago Bears are hiring Mike Adams as an assistant defensive backs coach.

Wiltfong's Mocking the Mocks: Bucky Brooks has the Bears taking an offensive lineman - Windy City Gridiron - It what seems like a common theme in the last couple weeks, here’s another prominent mock drafter giving the Chicago Bears an offensive lineman with their 20th overall selection.

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