One of the things that Chicago Bears fans have been waiting for over the years is a quarterback that they can trust. Eight different quarterbacks have started for the Bears since 2014 and fans just want someone the team can build around. While Chicago did sign Andy Dalton over the offseason, he's 33 years old and not someone you'd build a team around anymore.
Thankfully, it looks like Chicago could be adding some talent this offseason. In his latest mock draft, Todd McShay has the Bears selecting Florida Gators quarterback Kyle Trask with the No. 52 pick in the second round of the upcoming NFL Draft.
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Trask was a 2020 Heisman Trophy finalist, ultimately losing out to Alabama receiver DeVonta Smith.
The Bears will be rolling with Dalton and Nick Foles at quarterback this season. While neither man should be the quarterback of Chicago's future, they'd be solid stop-gap options before Trask would be ready to take over starting duties.
Trask had quite the career at the University of Florida, but his final season was his best. In 2020, he threw for 4,283 yards and 43 touchdowns with 8 interceptions in 12 games. If anything, Trask proved that he's can improve on a year-to-year basis.
He was also the recipient of the 2021 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, which is awarded to the top offensive player in Division I football who shows specific characteristics like teamwork, sportsmanship and integrity.
The biggest knocks against Trask are his lack of top-level arm talent and mobility. He's something of a statue in the pocket. But there's certainly a lot to like about his game. He could be a great second-round gamble for a Bears team that doesn't have much of a plan at quarterback right now.
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