4 quarterback situations that are worse than the Panthers

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Chicago Bears

How things might have been different for the Chicago Bears.

Their decision to trade up to No. 2 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft and select Mitchell Trubisky over Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson will haunt the organization for years to come. The duo are both considered among the best in the business, whereas the man they decided to go with has failed miserably and might not even be on the team in 2021.

This was a disaster for the Bears and one that has set them back considerably. They did manage to make the playoffs this year with a mixture of Trubisky and Nick Foles under center. But this had more to do with the lack of overall quality in the NFC rather than high level of production wfrom their two signal-callers.

Chicago is keeping Matt Ngay as their head coach next season, but who is going to be distributing the football will be the big question throughout the offseason. It appears as if a move for Deshaun Watson might be likely – but with the prospect of the Bears also losing free-agent wide receiver Allen Robinson in free agency, it doesn’t look the most attractive of destinations.

They don’t have a top-10 pick to go after one of the top prospects unless they trade up, which is something the Carolina Panthers might accomodate given general manager Scott Fitterer’s desire to acquire more selections.

It’s going to be a wild ride this offseason. And the Bears should be right in the thick of things when it comes to getting some new blood at the most important position on the field.