Here is a scenario Ryan Poles should consider for his QB change!

BY V. CARBONNEAU    DECEMBER 2, 2023  (1:46 PM)
Currently, there's a split in opinions regarding the Chicago Bears' quarterback situation. General Manager Ryan Poles may continue with Justin Fields for another season, or opt to draft a top quarterback in the upcoming 2024 draft. This could mean selecting a prospect like Caleb Williams or Drake Maye. The Bears have the advantage of holding the first pick next year due to a previous trade with Carolina. While Fields has demonstrated growth from the previous season, the final games of this year will be pivotal in determining the course of action.

However, there are more than just two potential outcomes in this quarterback discussion. A third alternative suggests that Poles might aim for top non-quarterback talents within the first ten draft picks, or even consider second-tier quarterback prospects such as Bo Nix from Oregon, Michael Penix of Washington, or J.J. McCarthy from Michigan, all of whom have had impressive performances, particularly in the Pac-12 championship.

Poles has shown a willingness to deviate from conventional choices, such as passing on the opportunity to draft Bryce Young or C.J. Stroud. He's also open to trading down from the number one spot, which has previously resulted in acquiring valuable players like D.J. Moore, who has been performing exceptionally well. This strategy has bolstered the team's position and may be a signal that Poles is confident in replicating this approach, focusing on long-term team building over immediate gains.

The consensus on where Nix, Penix, or McCarthy will end up in the draft is not clear-cut. Some projections have them as mid to late first-round picks, while others see them going in the second round. Their performances leading up to the draft, including their showings in the college football playoffs, will be closely scrutinized. Poles's strategy will likely hinge on these assessments, with the potential to shift away from the more obvious quarterback choices if he believes in the prospects' ability to lead the Bears to victory.


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