As the 2021 NFL Draft approaches, it's no secret that one of the Chicago Bears' biggest needs is a new quarterback. Since 2016, seven different quarterbacks have started games for the Bears and you can make that eight after the team signed Andy Dalton this offseason.
In his most recent mock draft for CBS Sports, Ryan Wilson has the Bears addressing their quarterback issue by using their second-round pick (No. 52) to select Stanford quarterback Davis Mills.
Davis Mills Bears Rumors
While Davis Mills might not be among the quarterbacks rumored to be taken early in the first round of the draft, that doesn't mean he doesn't have value for a team like Chicago. Over the last two seasons, Mills has suited up in 13 regular-season games for Stanford. In those contests, he's thrown for 3,468 yards and 18 touchdowns with 8 interceptions. While he's not the most mobile quarterback, he also added three rushing touchdowns in 2020.
To add legitimacy to this idea, Bears insider Adam Hoge reported in March that Chicago's quarterback coach John DeFilippo scouted Mills in-person during his pro day.
If the Bears do select Mills, they don't need him to make an impact right out of the gate. The team still has Dalton and Nick Foles to handle quarterback duties for now, plus they could help mentor Mills on the side until he's ready for the responsibility.
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