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The Bear’s Den, April 13, 2021

Remember when the Bears took Jim Harbaugh at quarterback in the first round of the draft? Sigh.

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Jim Harbaugh

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Position preview: With renewed depth, Bears seem set at RB - Chicago Sun-Times - Two years and two weeks ago, the Bears’ running backs made up their worst offensive position group. Now, the running back room might be the best.

Bears Mock Draft 3.0: The trade-back scenario for GM Ryan Pace in Round 1 – The Athletic - The Bears have gone 18 years since trading back within Round 1. We present a way for them to do that in order to gain extra top-150 picks.

7 fun facts about No. 20 overall pick in NFL Draft - Chicago Bears - Check out our seven fun facts about the No. 20 selection that the Bears own in this year’s NFL Draft.

Analyzing Pre-Draft Roster Needs and Resources - Da Bears Blog - The NFL draft, which begins on April 29, is just a few weeks away, and free agency has quieted down significantly. That means we know roughly what the Bears’ roster will look like heading into the draft, which can be seen in their current presumed depth chart below.

Emma: Evaluating Bears’ quarterback options in NFL Draft - 670 The Score - The Bears seem likely to select a quarterback in the NFL Draft, which begins April 29. Here are the many different scenarios for how that pick could play out for Chicago.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

The Denver Broncos’ reported offer for Matthew Stafford was hilariously terrible - Pride Of Detroit - The Broncos were clearly not too inclined to trade for Stafford.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Bill Belichick: It was a privilege to coach "ultimate competitor" Julian Edelman - ProFootballTalk - Julian Edelman officially announced he’s retiring as a Patriot, and shortly after head coach Bill Belichick and team owner Robert Kraft issued statements praising the wide receiver’s accomplishments.

Julian Edelman: I am retiring a Patriot - ProFootballTalk - Julian Edelman is hanging up his cleats.

NFL Draft: 49ers have 'open mind' about Mac Jones, Justin Fields - RSN - NFL Insider Adam Schefter falls back from his initial prediction of Mac Jones to the 49ers and says its an open race with Trey Lance, Justin Fields, and Jones all pushing for the 3rd overall selection.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante: 2021 offseason outlook - Ranking each position for Bears by need pre-draft - Windy City Gridiron - With the NFL 2021 Draft right around the corner, let’s rank each position by need for the Bears.

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