Jimmy Garoppolo is fast becoming the top quarterback target of the 2017 NFL off-season. Many view him as the best option available in any market, including the upcoming draft class. The Chicago Bears have already been connected to him. Word is GM Ryan Pace likes him and believes he can build a competitive team around his talents.
Edelman says Garoppolo has 'Favre, Rodgers Confidence'
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The Bears are expected to make a strong push once the new league year becomes active in March. Problem is they aren’t expected to be the only team. Both the Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers are very much in the Garoppolo mix, and they have the advantage of holding a higher volume of draft picks in addition to high draft position.
In other words it will take a degree of good luck for the Bears to land Garoppolo. However, their reasoning for doing so is pretty straightforward. His Illinois roots. The arm strength and accuracy combination. Mobile and athletic. A confident thrower of the football. The tools are there.
What many aren’t discussing is the ever-so-subtle added reason they might be targeting him. One that could prove to be a coup of the highest order.