After leading the Chicago Bears to the postseason in his second season as the starting quarterback, Mitchell Trubisky regressed in his third year under center. His passing yards and total number of touchdowns went down in 2019.
Chicago has the necessary pieces to contend in the NFC. Matt Nagy has plenty of weapons at his disposal on offense and an elite defense that is led by Khalil Mack. The biggest issue for the Bears is that Trubisky hasn’t shown any consistency.
It’s too early for the Bears to completely give up on Trubisky, but the front office wants to light a fire under the former first-round pick. According to ESPN insider Jeremy Fowler, the Bears will add a veteran quarterback this offseason to push Trubisky.
The Bears are looking to sign a player that has experience as a starter. Phillip Rivers and Teddy Bridgewater might be out of their price range, but Case Keenum and Marcus Mariota should be available at a reasonable price.
Strong sense here in Indy the Bears will be adding established veteran QB to push starter Mitch Trubisky, likely looking for pedigree and extensive starter's experience.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) February 27, 2020
Keenum started eight games for the Washington Redskins in 2019, throwing for 1,707 yards, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions.
As for Mariota, the former Heisman Trophy winner actually lost his starting job to Ryan Tannehill. Nonetheless, he’s only 26 years old and might benefit from a change of scenery.
This year’s quarterback carousel will be one to watch, as there are plenty of serviceable names on the market. Andy Dalton could also be available if the Cincinnati Bengals find the right trade package for him.
Which veteran quarterback would you like to see in the Windy City?