Finding Potential Bears Targets and Fits Among the NFL Draft's Best Quarterbacks

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Finding Potential Bears Targets and Fits Among the NFL Draft’s Best Quarterbacks

Chicago Bears

It’s time for the next step of the Chicago Bears’ offseason of talent acquisition: The 2019 NFL Draft. We’re going to look at some of the best prospects at various positions of interest leading up to the draft.

Previous: Running back, Kicker

Need: Low

Currently on the Roster (2018 Pro Football Focus Grade):

  • Mitch Trubisky (63.6)
  • Chase Daniel (57.6)
  • Tyler Bray

Pro Football Focus’ Top-5 Prospects:

  1. Kyler Murray, Oklahoma
  2. Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State
  3. Will Grier, West Virginia
  4. Drew Lock, Missouri
  5. Daniel Jones, Duke

Best of the Rest: Ryan Finley, North Carolina State; Brett Rypien, Boise State; Gardner Minshew, Washington State; Easton Stick, North Dakota State; Jarret Stidham, Auburn

Team Fit

The Bears don’t need a quarterback. Wow! It felt good to write that sentence for a change. Mitch Trubisky took significant steps forward in his development and was rewarded with a trip to the Pro Bowl for his efforts. But at some point, the Bears might want to address the backup position by using a late-round selection on a developmental prospect. Chase Daniel isn’t getting any younger, folks!

Most Likely to be Available When the Bears Are on the Clock:

Considering needs at other positions, it’s highly unlikely the team would use one of its few picks on a quarterback.

The Bears Have Reportedly Met With…

It hasn’t been reported that the Bears have used any of their 30 official visits to meet with a quarterback, which essentially confirms the lack of need at the position.

If I Had to Pick One:

Kyler Murray was my favorite college football player to watch in 2018, but it’ll be a surprise if he makes it past the first overall pick. So if the Bears were to use a late-round pick (or sign an undrafted free agent), Washington State’s Gardner Minshew (who led FBS QBs with an 80.7 adjusted completion percentage) and North Dakota State’s Easton Stick catch my eye as developmental types who could be Bears fits.

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Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.