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Bears Appear Ready to Settle for Uninspiring QB in Free Agency

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Chicago Bears may come away from free agency with an uninspiring new quarterback.
The Chicago Bears may come away from free agency with an uninspiring new quarterback. / Quinn Harris/Getty Images
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Chicago Bears fans had optimism heading into the 2021 offseason, with a chance to trade for a big-name quarterback or sign an interesting option in free agency. However, with no deal in sight and potential starters being scooped up off of the market, Chicago has few choices left if they want to upgrade at the position.

With that reality in mind, the Bears have been linked to an uninspiring free agent quarterback.

Andy Dalton Bears Rumors

Veteran Andy Dalton is rumored to be in Chicago's sights. This news comes after the first day of free agency, when Jameis Winston and Ryan Fitzpatrick, two potential starters for the Bears in 2021, signed elsewhere.

Remaining free-agent options at QB aren't very appealing, with Dalton and other former-starters-turned-backups still left.

Dalton played in relief of the injured Dak Prescott for the Dallas Cowboys in 2020, totaling 2,170 yards, 14 TDs and 8 INTs. The Cowboys went 4-5 with Dalton under center, which has been a theme for Dalton-led teams in the later part of his career, going 24-40-1 as a starter since the 2016 season.

The 10-year veteran can surely give the Bears okay-to-sometimes-good play at QB, but so could Nick Foles and Mitchell Trubisky. This signing wouldn't push the Bears forward in any way, which is what this offseason was about.

A long-shot trade or the NFL Draft seem like the only avenues to improve at quarterback now.


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Isaiah De Los Santos is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Isaiah De Los Santos also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username zayyy05328. 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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