wisepowder: Are the Bears better off with Andy Dalton over Sam Darnold?
Are the Bears better off with Andy Dalton over Sam Darnold?
It’s become way too easy in recent years to criticize the Chicago Bears’ decisions at quarterback. To be more specific, it’s become way too easy to trash GM Ryan Pace’s every move at the position.To get more news about bears jersey, you can visit bearsbuy official website.
The most obvious gaffe happened in 2017 when Pace selected Mitch Trubisky over Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson in a decision that will haunt this franchise for however long Mahomes is winning MVPs and Super Bowl rings. Only four seasons removed from the 2017 NFL Draft, Trubisky is slated to be QB2 in Buffalo while Mahomes has a chance to earn his third-straight Super Bowl berth in 2021.
But while the Trubisky pick is the most obvious failure by Pace, his list of swings and misses at quarterback extends beyond just one selection.
He released Jay Cutler in his first year on the job. He signed Mike Glennon in 2017 as what will go down as the worst free-agent smokescreen with the most horrendous post-draft results in league history. He traded for Nick Foles — Pace actually gave up a fourth-round pick for Foles with the belief that he’d provide at least a floor of quarterback play that would’ve been good enough to complement a Super Bowl-ready defense. Uh, no.
So it’s easy to understand why every move Pace makes under center is met with criticism, or at the very least, skepticism. And that’s why his decision to sign veteran Andy Dalton to a one-year deal wasn’t received well by the fanbase.
Surely there was a better option available, wasn’t there? A 32-year-old backup-turned-starter in 2020 whose best football came with an otherwise anonymous Bengals team and amounted to slightly above-average play was the best Pace could do?