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3 QBs the Bears Can Still Target After Missing Out on Carson Wentz

Max Staley
Three QBs the Bears can still target after missing out on Carson Wentz.
Three QBs the Bears can still target after missing out on Carson Wentz. / Mitchell Leff/Getty Images
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The Chicago Bears have officially lost out on landing Carson Wentz. The Philadelphia Eagles are shipping him to the Indianapolis Colts instead, receiving a 2021 third-round pick and a conditional 2022 second-rounder that could turn into a first-round pick.

But Nick Foles proved he's not the long-term answer at QB in 2020, and Mitchell Trubisky is likely walking in free agency, so Chicago could be scrambling to find a new QB in 2021. Here are three options the Bears can still target this offseason.

3. Marcus Mariota, Las Vegas Raiders

Marcus Mariota has turned himself into a hot commodity this offseason after impressing while playing in relief of Derek Carr. There are plenty of teams rumored to be in on him and it's not hard to see why. A former No. 2 overall selection, Mariota is still a big-time talent as both a runner and a pure passer, and he shouldn't cost nearly as much to acquire as some other QBs this offseason.

2. Jameis Winston, New Orleans Saints

Some team is going to roll the dice on Jameis Winston this offseason, and it might as well be the Bears. Winston has shown flashes of brilliance at the NFL level, but he's made just as many head-scratching mistakes. Still, someone is going to convince themselves they can fix him this offseason. On pure talent alone, Winston would be the most talented QB Chicago has had in a while.

1. Mac Jones, Alabama Crimson Tide

In his lone season as a full-time starter for the Alabama Crimson Tide, Mac Jones had one of the most productive seasons in NCAA history. Of course, he had a lot of help. But it's hard to not be impressed when you see numbers like 4,500 yards, 41 TDs, 4 INTs and a 77.4% completion rate. Jones is projected to come off the board right around the time Chicago is on the clock in the first round (No. 20). But it wouldn't be a shock to see the Bears move up a few picks if they decide Jones is their guy.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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