The worst-kept secret in pro football is out of the bag. Chicago’s football team is out looking for a quarterback. To the point where they’re sending out search parties far and wide in an attempt to unearth someone who can lead this franchise for the long haul.
Today’s post is basically Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? — but with Bears folks.
Kellen Mond, Texas A&M
Teams with OC or QB coaches in attendance Texas A&M pro-day to watch Kellen Mond:
* Vikings pic.twitter.com/iHoVuGWRYY
— Jim Nagy (@JimNagy_SB) March 30, 2021
Senior Bowl executive Jim Nagy tweets the Bears are among the teams with a quarterbacks coach or offensive coordinator in attendance to see Kellen Mond in College Station, Texas. And with good reason, as the Texas A&M standout is one of the most unique prospects in this class.
Mond was a four-year starter at Texas A&M who performed as a dual-threat signal caller. He finished with 9,661 passing yards, 71 touchdowns, and 27 interceptions while adding 1,609 rushing yards and 22 ground scores. I’m unsure which is Mond’s most impressive season. As a sophomore in 2018, Mond threw for 3,107 yards, 24 touchdowns, and just 9 interceptions. And for good measure, he added 474 rushing yards and 7 ground scores. Mond never eclipsed 3,000 passing yards again, but throwing 19 touchdowns against just 3 interceptions while completing a career best 63.3 percent of his throws is fine work. Doing that while averaging a career-best 7.7 yards per attempt is pretty neat, too.
Mac Jones, Alabama
This is the second time in as many weeks the Bears are seeing Mac Jones in person. And this time, it’s worth noting that GM Ryan Pace was in attendance:
Bears in Bama pic.twitter.com/L1afiJqwq3
— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) March 30, 2021
I don’t have X-Ray vision (net yet, anyway), but I don’t need it to see that Pace is straight cheesin’ under his mask.
Jones confirmed his formal meeting with the Bears, adding it went “great.” That’s refreshing.
Justin Fields, Ohio State
Bear Report’s Zack Pearson tweets Bears Assistant Director of Player Personnel Champ Kelly is in attendance at Ohio State’s Pro Day. There, he saw Justin Fields do this:
Justin Fields is launching footballs
— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) March 30, 2021
Zach Wilson, who?
All things considered, that the Bears have their GM, head coach, QBs Coach, offensive coordinator, and a potential GM-in-waiting out looking at quarterbacks today says … SOMETHING. What? I’m not quite sure. But it’s not as if they’re ignoring the situation at hand.