Mitchell Trubisky's grasp on the starting quarterback position in Chicago appears tenuous at best. The Bears are reportedly eyeing a pair of veteran passers.
According to ESPN's Ed Werder, Chicago is considering trading for either Andy Dalton or Nick Foles, and it might not be to serve as insurance for Trubisky. Werder says there's "a sense" within the organization that Trubisky should be forced to compete for his job.
Dalton and Foles have both reportedly been put on the block by their respective teams. The Bengals appear set to draft Joe Burrow as the franchise's next quarterback, and the Jaguars apparently want to go with Gardner Minshew moving forward.
It also wouldn't hurt if they could move Foles and get out of the massive contract they gave him last offseason. Life comes at you fast in the NFL.
One sticking point with Chicago for a potential QB trade is the team's lack of a first-round pick this year. They surrendered it in last year's Khalil Mack blockbuster.
Not having the first-rounder could make Chicago reluctant to offer up another early-round pick.
Chicago has also been linked to another quarterback--Teddy Bridgewater--in free agency. However, the latest report from NFL Network's Mike Garafolo indicates Bridgewater won't be going to the Windy City.