The Chicago Bears traded for Nick Foles to push incumbent quarterback Mitch Trubisky. In this mock, they make a couple moves to shore up a good roster.
The Mitch Trubisky era is now on thin ice. After an 8-8 finish in 2019, a season that had humongous expectations, the Chicago Bears traded a fourth-round pick for former Eagles and Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles. Foles led the Eagles on a postseason run for the ages, capped by a Super Bowl LII victory over the Patriots.
He signed with the Jaguars last offseason and took just a few snaps before breaking his collarbone. Gardner Minshew took over and showed some promise, and now the Jaguars are in rebuilding mode. Moving Foles was an important part of that.
As for the Bears, there is plenty of belief that this team can make a run to the Super Bowl, especially after the 2018 campaign. There aren’t too many holes on this team, and with two second-round picks, Chicago can add two starters to their team. If they play their cards right, they can move up and get impact role players in addition. That’s what they do in this mock draft.
Before we get into the mock itself, let’s look at the two trades I made to give Chicago opportunities to add quality talent.
There are some quick notes on this trade. At the 43rd spot, the Bears didn’t have a surefire selection. Both Lloyd Cushenberry III and Cesar Ruiz, two prime options for Chicago in round two, were off the board. The top corners were as well. Here, the Bears don’t move back too far, and they pick up a third-round compensatory selection in the process.
This second trade was about finding a potential starter rather than sitting around late on day three for players with a lower percentage of panning out. The Bears moved up 38 spots to get that done, sacrificing the rest of their picks in the draft.
Let’s take a look at who the Chicago Bears selected in this seven-round 2020 NFL mock draft.
This seven-round mock draft was completed using The Draft Network’s Mock Draft Machine.