The Chicago Bears made an aggressive move to acquire quarterback Nick Foles from the Jacksonville Jaguars just a few short days ago. Matt Nagy and company are excited to have a veteran quarterback that can come in and push Mitchell Trubisky. They could even start Foles at some point in 2020.
While they made a move to acquire a veteran quarterback, that doesn’t mean they won’t snag a young quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft if one is available.
CBS Sports has projected the Bears to take Washington quarterback Jacob Eason in the second round of the NFL Draft at No. 43 overall in their latest mock draft. Here is the explanation they gave for the pick.
Yes, the Bears just added a QB, but Nick Foles can’t be the only long-term plan at the position. Eason doesn’t have to be rushed as the team looks to develop him into a franchise QB.
Eason would certainly be an intriguing pickup for the Bears. He will not be ready to play right away, but the team could develop him over the next couple of years.
Last season with the Washington Huskies, Eason completed 64.2 percent of his pass attempts for 3,132 yards, 23 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. They weren’t horrible numbers, but many fans won’t find them that compelling.
NFL.com currently has compared Eason to former Cincinnati Bengals and Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer. That is an extremely intriguing comparison for the young quarterback.
Chicago would be able to bring Eason along slowly. Nagy is great at working with quarterbacks, which would make this an understandable move.
All of that being said, the Bears may choose to go another direction with their first pick in the NFL Draft. They don’t have a first-round pick due to the Khalil Mack trade, which makes Eason at No. 43 overall even more interesting.