The Chicago Bears have not drafted a quarterback in the first round for 14 years now. They haven’t even drafted one above the fourth round in 12 years. If people were wondering where all the problems could be traced with this team, a lack of investment at the moment important position certainly stands out. Will GM Ryan Pace finally break that streak?
This is what people want to know. He’s said for two years that he’d love to start adding quarterbacks via the draft. Yet for two years he’s done no such thing. A total of 15 picks and counting with a single one. People are starting to wonder if he might be dancing around the subject, becoming much like previous GMs, unwilling to invest valuable draft resources there. Content to keep trying the free agent route with guys like Mike Glennon.
That may be about to change though. There are increasing signs that the Bears could indeed go after a quarterback early in the draft this April. One name that is rising up the list fast is Deshaun Watson. Chicago had four major representatives at his pro day, including their quarterbacks coach Dave Ragone. There are many reasons to think he could be the guy they covet.
Including ones people might not realize.