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The Bear’s Den, February 20, 2021

Field Yates of ESPN predicts a former top-3 draft pick to start at quarterback for the Bears in 2021. Allen Robinson gives some insight into his opinion of the franchise tag, and more NFL news is gathered right here for you!

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

“Let your sins be of omission

I wish you wouldn’t engage with all these creeps

‘Cause they’re never going to love you that one specific way

That you want them all to love you”

BEARRRSSSS

Yates: Predicting all 32 NFL teams’ starting quarterback for 2021 - ESPN - Chicago Bears Projected 2021 starter: Sam Darnold. Jack’s note: Darnold can make some spectacular throws. So can Trubisky. You know what else they have in common? Inconsistency. Field Yates is somebody to hear out, though.

Chamberlain: A Chicago Bears Trade for Sam Darnold Would Be Huge Risk - Bears Digest - Considering what quarterback Carson Wentz went for despite his past success, the thought of giving up value for someone who has done what Sam Darnold has with the New York Jets would be a real gamble by the Chicago Bears.

State of the Chicago Bears 2021: Offense (Part 1) - The Chicago Audible - It’s time to begin our annual “State of the Franchise” series! In this episode, the guys begin taking a look at the Chicago Bears Offense.

Perfetti: Chicago Bears Potential 2021 Offseason Cap Casualties - On Tap Sports Net - The NFL salary cap squeeze will force several teams to make sizeable cuts. Who are potential casualties for the Chicago Bears?

Leming: If the Chicago Bears off-season starts with the quarterback situation, we could be in for a long wait - 247Sports - We take a look a the latest quarterback rumors surrounding the Chicago Bears after Carson Wentz went to Indianapolis.

Bears offseason outlook: Cornerback - 670 The Score - On paper, the Bears are set at cornerback with three returning starters under contract – but they could be forced to make a difficult decision to clear salary cap space.

Bears’ Allen Robinson wouldn’t be excited about franchise tag - Chicago Sun-Times - Days before the window opens for the Bears to give Allen Robinson the franchise tag, the wide receiver has been clear what he thinks of it.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Carson Wentz says goodbye to Philadelphia following trade to Colts - NFL.com - Carson Wentz landed in Indianapolis on Friday, less than 24 hours after the Colts agreed to acquire him in a trade with the Eagles, but not before bidding adieu to the franchise that drafted him.

Veteran receiver DeSean Jackson released by Philadelphia Eagles - ESPN - Veteran receiver DeSean Jackson, who missed 11 games last season with an injured ankle, has been released by the Eagles after his second stint with the team.

Dee Ford’s injury guarantee could complicate how 49ers’ handle situation - NBC Sports - Center Weston Richburg and defensive end Dee Ford are at the top of the list when he comes to the 49ers looking to reduce their payroll this offseason.

Chad Wheeler Arrest Body Cam Footage, Intense Struggle to Subdue NFL Lineman - TMZ - TMZ Sports has obtained the police body cam footage from the Chad Wheeler arrest — in which you can hear the desperate struggle to subdue the NFL lineman after officials say he nearly killed his girlfriend in a violent bipolar episode.

Hunter Henry ‘open to whatever’ as TE approaches free agency - NFL.com - Hunter Henry is less than a month away from his first go-around as a for-hire pass-catcher — as long as the Chargers don’t strike a deal with him first — and he’s keeping an open mind about the entire process.

Kellen Winslow Jr. Agrees To 14 Years In Prison In New Rape Case Plea Deal - TMZ - Kellen Winslow Jr. agreed to be sentenced to 14 years in prison next month ... he modified a deal with prosecutors Friday to avoid an even lengthier sentence behind bars.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Packers release Christian Kirksey and Rick Wagner, freeing up almost $10M in cap space - Acme Packing Company - Two 2020 offseason pickups are back on the outs.

WINDY CITY GRIDIRON FANPOSTS

Mateo A: Where To Go Now At QB? - Windy City Gridiron FanPosts - So Carson Wentz has been traded to the Indianapolis Colts and reports are that the Bears never made an offer.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zimmerman: Chicago Bears 2021 QB Options (Derek Carr, Matt Ryan, Marcus Mariota, Gardner Minshew) - Windy City Gridiron - The latest Bears Banter Episode looks at QB options for Chicago.

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