By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Chicago Bears won their Thanksgiving Day game against the Detroit Lions. But as the off-season approaches, it begs the question, could the Bears sign a veteran sign-caller?
One might say that the Bears already have a veteran. They presently have Chase Daniel on the roster.
He is slated to become a free agent at the end of the season. But in his two seasons with the franchise, he has not pressured Mitchell Trubisky.
In fact, Daniel’s has barely started throughout his NFL career. He has five career starts in 65 games.
There has been so much criticism on Trubisky this season. His play has declined, according to the naysayers and critics, as he has already passed for more than 2,000 yards in 11 games.
In the last three games, he has four interceptions. In that same stretch, he has gone 78 of 122 for 806 yards. Trubisky has also thrown five touchdowns.
Before this stretch, Trubisky has gone 152 of 239 for 1,390 yards. He had eight touchdowns and three interceptions.
With just five games left, the Bears should do what the Tennessee Titans did in the last off-season. They need to bring in a veteran quarterback — who has been a significant starter in this league — to compete with Trubisky.
This would either boost his confidence. Or like it has done with the Titans, cause the Bears to look in a difference direction.
The Titans signed Ryan Tannehill in the off-season. He bet on himself with a one-year deal.
Tannehill took an opportunity to compete with Marcus Mariota. But due to Mariota’s struggles, the franchise made a switch to go to Tannehill — who was previously a starter in the league with the Miami Dolphins.
Teddy Bridgewater would be a prefect candidate. He has had a bench role with the New Orleans Saints the last two seasons.
However, he has been a significant starter with the Minnesota Vikings before hurting his leg. Bridgewater started for the Saints this season while Drew Brees was away and went a perfect 5-0.
The Vikings and the Bears play in the same Division so he already knows what that play is like.