With the defense needing a rebuild, do you think we can draft a QB, or is that a luxury now?

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  1. JustAnotherBearsFan99

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    The defense is clearly needed more than just a defensive line. We also have some aging players, and also players who are not very good (our safeties stink).

    In light of this, is the idea of drafting a young QB just a pipe dream?
     
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    It may be a pipe dream. Unless PE hits a few more home runs in FA next year, I just don't see our future QB in the upcoming draft. We have way too many needs on D right now.

    Peppers - gone
    Melton - gone
    Conte - DEAD
    Wright - DEAD
    Tillman - old
    Briggs - old
    Garza - old
    Jennings - ?
    Collins - ?
    Shea - ?

    (Catch the Animal House reference in that?)

    That's at least 10 positions we need to address. What do we have, 5 picks? Or is it 6? Either way, not enough. Don't forget, half the team is on a 1-year or the last year of a contract.

    I'm glad I'm not Phil next spring.
     
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    I will answer this question after I see Josh play against a few teams.
    If Josh can come out and play well, then I must assume that Trestman is a real QB whisper. He just might be able to find a kid with physical talent from the mid to late rounds and make him into the future.

    But there is no way they should take a QB in the 1st round next year. Too many players need to be replaced. I see Jay being franchised.
     
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    I agree. Wisest move would be to franchise Jay and just focus on the DEFENSE all off-season. Then hopefully, by next year, Emery will have for maneuverability in the draft.
     
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    Reworked but that's what I think can happen. In FA add in a DE and/or a SS/FS then you have a conjecture draft of:

    1-DT
    2-CB
    3-QB
    4-OL
    5-TE
    6-DB
     
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    yes you still draft a qb, end of discussion. The team will/can fill a lot of holes via FA.
     
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    I would draft a QB yes, but not before the 4th.
     
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    Yes.

    Bears cannot afford to give Cutler a long term deal if he cannot stay healthy..... Giving him the franchise tag would hurt the cap....

    Bears may be screwed for a year or so if they don't bring back Cutty
     
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    Maybe this is crazy thinking on my part :-)

    But, I keep wondering what we have in Matt Blanchard. I'd give about anything to know what Trestman REALLY thinks about his potential. If Trestman sincerely does believe in him, then it's a moot point regarding the draft. I also wonder if there is a young QB with potential on another team's practice squad that Trestman might think is a solid prospect. If Blanchard isn't the guy, then maybe this avenue would be one to take - but only if Trestman truly believed the guy was worth developing, and Blanchard wasn't as good.

    Either of these scenarios would allow us to go all-out defense in the draft, and still have a solid young QB learning from Trestman.
     
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    I forgot about Blanchard, but are you thinking for next year Blanchard as the starting QB? I'm not opposed to it at all just wondering if you think that we simply cut ties with Jay and let him walk?

    I really think it depends upon how Josh performs. Because if McCown does well, then that is enough proof for me to think that he is truly capabile of developing a QB and I would be willing to make that leap.
     
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