The Chicago Bears are entering the 2021 NFL season with a lot more excitement than they have had over the last couple of years. Gone are the days of wondering whether or not Mitchell Trubisky would finally turn things around. Trubisky left town this offseason in free agency to become the backup to Josh Allen for the Buffalo Bills and Bears fans aren’t exactly mourning his loss.
To replace Trubisky, the Bears originally went out in free agency and signed veteran quarterback Andy Dalton. Ryan Pace instantly named him the starter, but Chicago also brought in another quarterback. That quarterback was Ohio State star Justin Fields, who the Bears traded up to snag with the No. 11 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
At this point in time, the Bears are remaining steadfast in their plans to start Dalton at quarterback. However, teams do not trade up aggressively for a quarterback without planning to play them early in their career. It seems very likely that Fields could take over as the starter in Chicago at some point during the season.
Either way, the Bears have more work to get done. They could use another legitimate weapon for Dalton and Fields alongside star wide receiver Allen Robinson II. Right now, Chicago has Darnell Mooney and Anthony Miller as their No. 2 and No. 3 wideouts on the depth chart.