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The Bear’s Den, April 6, 2021

Has anybody ever noticed that the Bears have struggled for years with the quarterbacking position? Anybody?

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

What does the Sam Darnold trade mean for the Bears? - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears and Panthers sit near each other on the NFL’s most miserable merry-go-round — quarterback-starved poring though other teams’ trashcans to try to solve the most elusive riddle in sports.

History of Bears drafting QBs littered with bad picks and missed opportunities – The Athletic - Mitch Trubisky was far from the only mistake the Bears have had drafting quarterbacks. Can they end 80 years of mostly bad decisions?

Sam Darnold trade: What Panthers, Jets deal means for Bears - RSN - Even though the Bears weren’t involved in the deal, the Sam Darnold trade has some implications for Ryan Pace.

Report: Bears ‘thrilled’ to sign free agent quarterback Andy Dalton - RSN - Russell Wilson trade or not, the Bears are happy they were able to sign Andy Dalton in free agency

Why Chicago Bears QB Andy Dalton is No Mike Glennon - Sports Illustrated - The narrative of Andy Dalton as the new Mike Glennon with the Chicago Bears has plenty of supporters but is completely false when examined closely.

The One QB Worth a Trade Up for Chicago Bears - Sports Illustrated - It’s impossible for the Chicago Bears to draft Trevor Lawrence or Zach Wilson but there is one quarterback who could be worth a move up, especially if he drops a bit and doesn’t require them to spend too much draft capital in a deal.

NFL jersey number restrictions could change for running backs, receivers, tight ends, linebackers, defensive backs - ChicagoBears.com - NFL owners are expected to vote on a proposal that would expand jersey number options for certain positions, enabling running backs, receivers, tight ends, linebackers and defensive backs to wear single digits.

Is Kyle Trask a Starting QB in the NFL? - ChicagoBears.com - There has been tremendous debate about Kyle Trask among scouting types. No one doubts his arm but his athleticism has called his future into question. From my perspective, he’s worth the risk any time after the first round. Here is analysis from the great Lance Zierlein at NFL.com:

POLISH SAUSAGE

Jets trade Sam Darnold to Panthers - ProFootballTalk - The Jets have traded Darnold to the Panthers in the latest in a series of big moves surrounding quarterbacks this offseason.

What's next for Teddy Bridgewater? - ProFootballTalk - The obvious takeaway from Carolina’s trade for quarterback Sam Darnold is that Bridgewater likely won’t be a Panther in 2021.

Jets trade Sam Darnold to Panthers for three draft picks - ChicagoBears.com - Sam Darnold, the No. 3 pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, has been dealt from the Jets to the Panthers, Ian Rapoport reports. Carolina is sending New York a sixth-rounder in this year's draft, as well as a second- and fourth-rounder in 2022.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Carolina Panthers trade for Sam Darnold: Bad news for the Detroit Lions - Pride Of Detroit - Sorry, trade down lovers.

Aaron Rodgers believes he could host Jeopardy! and continue football career - ProFootballTalk - He told The Pat McAfee Show on Monday he would love to become the full-time host and would even shave his facial hair if that’s what it took to step into Alex Trebek’s large shoes.

Jeopardy contestant takes shot at Packers’ field goal on Aaron Rodgers’ first show - ProFootballTalk - “Who wanted to kick that field goal?” the contestant wrote.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante: Oregon DB Jevon Holland met with Bears - Windy City Gridiron - The standout safety has had discussions with the Bears organization, he told Windy City Gridiron at Oregon’s Pro Day.

Infante: 2021 NFL Draft - ‘U’ tight ends Bears could target - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears could go after a move tight end in this year’s draft, and luckily for them, there are a handful of enticing Day 3 prospects.

Chicago Bears expectations roundtable: The offense, the rub - Windy City Gridiron - There’s a little over three weeks to go before the 2021 NFL Draft. At this very moment, are the Bears better, worse, or about the same as last season? A WCG staff debate.

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