Todd McShay Projects Bears to Take Quarterback in Second Round
The starting quarterback position has been a carousel for the Chicago Bears over recent seasons. Assuming Andy Dalton starts in the 2021 NFL season, he would mark the eighth different starting quarterback in Chicago since 2016. Bears fans are hoping that the team might be able to get their quarterback of the future in the upcoming draft.
The Bears have the No. 52 selection in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft. ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay suggested that the Bears may use that pick to draft quarterback Kellen Mond out of Texas A&M.
In the 2020 college football season, Mond threw for 2,282 yards and 19 touchdowns to 3 interceptions. He's also talented when it comes to the rushing game. Over his four seasons playing college football, Mond recorded 1,608 rushing yards and 22 touchdowns. It's his versatility that could have Bears fans salivating for years to come.
Mond is one of three SEC quarterbacks to have thrown over 9,000 yards in his career. The other two are Tim Tebow and Dak Prescott. If he can end up being the player that Prescott has become, the Bears would be extremely happy.
Mond probably won't be ready for the Bears starting job in 2021, but the team still has Andy Dalton and Nick Foles to rely on this season. That would allow Mond to learn from the veteran quarterbacks until the organization is confident in his ability to lead the team.
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