The Chicago Bears could make a notable move at the quarterback position this offseason.
Chicago reportedly remains “committed” to Mitch Trubisky, though maybe not for long. Trubisky is expected to start the 2020 season under center for the Bears, but he’ll have to play well to keep that job.
ESPN is reporting that the Bears are expected to pursue a veteran quarterback in free agency. Chicago has been linked to several notable QBs with free agency beginning in a couple of weeks.
NFL insider Jeremy Fowler adds that the Bears could make a quarterback trade. Among the potential targets: Andy Dalton.
The Bears will need to figure out their cap space situation, though.
“The Bears have $25,197,387 of space entering March, according to ESPN’s Roster Management System, but they can gain more with contract restructures or player releases. Dalton currently holds a $17.7 million cap hit on the Bengals’ books. Cincinnati might be able to eat some of that money to facilitate a deal,” ESPN reports.
One thing is very clear: The 2020 season is a make or break one for Trubisky.
The 25-year-old quarterback is coming off a disappointing 2019 season in which he threw for 3,138 yards, 17 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He ranked No. 28 in the league in QBR, per ESPN.
If Trubisky is not able to take a step forward in 2020, the Bears appear to be set on moving on, perhaps to a veteran like Dalton.