The Bears have the worst quarterback situation in the NFC North, and are 25th overall at the most important position in football, according to these SI.com offseason rankings.
Do they really, though?
Well, first, these are the QB situations that the Bears are deemed better than:
26. Bills – Josh Allen
27. Broncos – Joe Flacco
28. Bengals – Andy Dalton
29. Bucs – Jameis Winston
God, I sure hope so.
The next closest 2018 playoff team to the Bears ? The Ravens and Lamar Jackson at No. 18, with an asterisk to new Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles at No. 22.
As for the NFC North:
4. Aaron Rodgers
19. Matthew Stafford
21. Kirk Cousins
25. Mitch Trubisky
Of course Rodgers is gonna be top 5, but let’s conservatively say more than half of Tyler Dunne’s Green Bay expose was accurate. All of a sudden at the age of 35, the most talented quarterback to ever play is gonna start mentoring young guys and completely buy into a young head coach’s system with Matt LaFleur? He may not even have to for the Packers to be a playoff team, he’s that good, but it’s no guarantee.
Stafford has been to the playoffs just twice in the last seven seasons and has never won a playoff game. And the Lions appear to be stuck with him for at least two more years with a cap hit of about $30 million per season.
And all Kirk Cousins is doing is continuing to draw the skepticism of his own head coach, Mike Zimmer, and putting a massive cooler on his alma mater Michigan State with a Final Four pregame speech. Say it with me, Bears fans: two more years, fully guaranteed for the rest of that $84M.
Which leads us to Mitch, coming off what should have been two fourth quarter comeback (and a game-winning) drives, in the playoffs, entering the biggest offseason of any Bears player in recent memory, while still on his rookie contract.
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