This is the first time in almost a decade that the Chicago Bears quarterback position is in a violent state of flux. All three players who occupied that part of the depth chart in 2016 are gone. Jay Cutler was released. Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley became free agents. GM Ryan Pace clearly wanted a clean break across the board to start fresh and he got it.
Of course now comes the hard part. Decided what to do next. It’s clear the team has formulated the early stages of a plan. Connor Shaw was re-signed. The belief is he’ll provide quality depth and competition for the backup jobs. Then there is Mike Glennon. The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers backup whom the team has decided will be their first attempt at finding a new start in 2017.
What many are dying to know at this point is what will the team do in the draft? Do they still draft a quarterback early or do they wait? There are more than a few who think waiting is the better strategy. It’s possible to find that future starter the team can develop for the future in days two and three. Do the numbers support that though?