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2021 Mock Offseason [Bye Week]

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I expect nothing to actually change with the Bears, as pathetic as the offense is and as disappointing as the season is, for a couple of reasons...

1. They owe Nagy and Pace a lot of money

2. George is an incompetent, ineffectual, trust fund moron who should still be in the ticket office

3. They have a ton of excuses they can use from Covid to Injuries

 

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Cap Commitments: 180 million
Cap: 175 million
Roll Over: 7 million
Cap Room: 2 million

Not Re-Signed

QB Mitch Trubisky
WR Cordarelle Patterson
DE Roy Robertson-Harris

Restructure and Extensions [12 million]

Roquan Smith 5th year option picked up.

CB Kyle Fuller [8] *12 million saved
Old Money: 1 years 19 million
New Money: 3 years 48 million/38 guaranteed
Total Deal: 4 years 67 million/38 guaranteed

Cap Room: 14 million

Released [20 million]

OT Bobbie Massie 8.5
TE Jimmy Graham 8.5
CB Buster Skrine 3 million

Cap Room: 34 million

Re-Signed [16 million spent]

Mario Edwards 2 years 7 million/3 guaranteed [3]

Edwards has been a nice scrap heap signing and his pass rush has been better than Robert Quinn's to this point. The Bears should try and keep him around and continue to use him in the rotation.

Brent Urban 2 years 6 million/3 guaranteed [3]

He has been a revelation on the DL and should be re-signed in the RRG primary backup role. Mario has added to the pass rush, but Urban has added a ton to the run defense.

Bark Mingo 2 year 4 million/2 guaranteed [1]

Another player that has found a nice role on the team on specials and against the run. He should be extended on a quality back up deal.

Tashaun Gipson 1 year 2.5 million/2.5 guaranteed [2.5]

I am not sure he takes this deal, but this is my budget for SS if he wants to stick around. At 32 he may not want to bounce around to a new team and a new system.

1 Year 1 million [6 million]

CB Artie Burns
OT Jason Spriggs
S Deon Bush
S DHC
P Pat O'Donnell
K Cairo Santos

ERFA 600k

LB Josh Woods

Cap Room: 18 million

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WR Demarcus Robinson 2 years 12 million/6 guaranteed [5]
 
The Bears cannot afford Robinson on the tag and they need a veteran that can start if the draft does not yield a WR. Robinson knows the good version of this system and not the Matt Nagy dollar store version. He can play on the outside opposite of Mooney and gives them a fast and productive player at a reasonable rate.
 
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OT/OG Denzell Good [Las Vegas] 2 years 8 million/4 guaranteed [3]
 
The Bears do not have the cap space to make big splashes on the OL so they need to find some upgrades that will not cost too much. Good is a versatile RG/RT who has started games at both for the Raiders and looked good. He is a big man [6'5" 345lbs] and brings some power to the line. Good can move around the line which gives them some flexibility when it comes to the draft. He is a significant upgrade over Ifedi who has shown he simply cannot move well enough at the NFL level.
 
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OT Tyler Sambrailo [Tennessee] 2 years 10/5 guaranteed [4]
The Bears need someone who can start at RT and compete at LT and that allows them some draft flexibility and to not need to rush a rookie. They also need this player to not cost a ton. Sambrailo is a very good swing OT. He has started games at RT for the Falcons and is currently starting at LT for the Titans after the Lewan injury. He is steady in pass pro and athletic enough to run the zone run scheme. Worst case scenario he has to start at RT. Best case scenario the rookie is ready at RT and he can compete and take Leno's job at LT. The days of Leno being the unquestioned starter at LT need to come to and end.
 
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Cap Room: 6 million
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Draft
 
*Trade: The Chicago Bears trade 1[14] and 3[78] to the Atlanta Falcons for 1[10] and a 5th round pick. Pace cannot help himself, he has shown he gets blinders and bids against himself because he has to have his guy. #conviction.
 
1[10] QB Kyle Trask [Florida] 6'5" 240lbs.
 
Trask is a lot of things that the Bears QBs are not, and that is a very good thing. He is poised in the pocket, he reads defense well, and he throws an accurate ball, all things the Bears QBs have largely been incapable of doing. He has way more athletic ability than Foles and can manipulate the pocket without looking like an injured toddler. He does not have a cannon of an arm, which is a little surprising for a guy his size, but he has the touch, timing and varied speed to be a very good NFL passer. Trask is having an incredible year and just steadily shows more and more improvement. He might not be the #1 QB in the draft but he is worthy of building around.
Florida football score, takeaways: Kyle Trask makes Heisman statement as  Gators rout Arkansas | OnlyGators.com
 
2[46] OT Jaylen Mayfield [Michigan] 6'5" 319lbs.
 
Juan Castillo, the OL magic man who fixed the 2020 OL with nothing but Germain Ifedi and want to, worked with Mayfield at Michigan and there is a connection there that can be valuable in scouting. Even a complete moron like Ryan Pace knows he needs to invest in the OL, even if he doesn't want to, if just for optics sake. Trask is not the most mobile or elusive QB in the draft class and he will actually need some protection. Mayfield is a solid athlete, although he is probably a RT only in the NFL, and he has the attitude and heavy hands that the OL is missing. He should come in and upgrade the athletic ability at RT.
 
Michigan OT Jalen Mayfield declares for 2021 draft - ProFootballTalk
 
*Trade: The Chicago Bears franchise tag and trade WR Allen Robinson to the NY Jets for 3[84] and 5[2022]. Robinson does not want to be in Chicago and the Bears cannot really afford to keep him without further damaging the cap and moving old defensive money back. Deal him this year instead of waiting on the comp pick. The Jets need a proven weapon for Lawrence and they have tons of cap space.
 
3[84] WR Kadarius Toney [Florida] 5'11" 195lbs.
 
Losing Robinson sucks, but Pace mangled the cap with his moronic signings of Quinn, Graham and Foles. The Bears need to add WRs that can run and create big plays and Toney has been a big play machine this season. He is undersized and a little raw as a WR but he is athletic and dynamic and can line up in a ton of spots and make plays. Florida has also used him in the backfield and on jet sweeps which we know Nagy won't take out of his playbook, but maybe we can make them actually work?
 
Florida vs. Georgia prediction, line: Gators will take SEC East clash]
 
5. C/OG Landon Dickerson [Alabama] 6'5" 325lbs.
 
Cody Whitehair has followed in the proud tradition of Long, Leno, Massie and as soon as he gets paid by Ryan Pace he has pretty much sucked. Whitehair has been awful this season and they need to get some competition in here in case this continues. Dickerson is a massive mauling interior OLmen who has starts at OG and C and can be developed and either spot as a long term replacement for someone or, here is hoping, to grab a starting spot right away. Dikcerson is not as athletic as guys like Whitehair and Daniels, but we do not need more athletes we need some damn people movers and that is what he is.
 
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5. LB Dimitri Moore [Vanderbilt] 6'3" 225lbs.

Danny Trevathan pulled himself out of the grave and has been playing much better, but his early season struggles showed how little depth and how few actual options the Bears have behind him. Horrible contract aside, the Bears need to start developing a long term replacement for Trevathan. They are likely going to have to pay Roquan elite money so they will need someone on a rookie deal to play beside him. Moore is a little undersized, but he can really run and cover, something Trevathan has struggled with. He has NFL starter physical tools and should be a core special teamer day 1.
 
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6. OT Myron Cunningham [Arkansas] 6'7" 323lbs.
 
Cunningham is a huge, athletic OT prospect that has bounced around colleges and has not really flashed this season until he was under the tutelage of Sam Pittman, an elite OL coach. Cunningham has incredible tools to work with and the step he took this season is big enough that you could project him with more work as an NFL starter. The Bears need as many developmental bodies as possible to ensure that complete frauds like Rashaad Coward are not wasting their developmental time.
 
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6. RB Elijah Mitchell [Louisiana] 5'11" 226lbs.
 
The Bears lack of RB depth is insane. Ryan Nall should never see the field and with Patterson gone they need someone to give the short yardage carries to. Mitchell is a big, thickly built RB that has the power to grind between the OTs and has more catches in his career than I was expecting. He should be able to get enough carries to keep Montgomery fresh and can step in if Montgomery is injured and fill the role of a bigger back.
 
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6. NT Naquan Jones [Michigan St] 6'4" 328lbs.
 
The absence of a true NT has been noticeable and the Bears should invest in a young, cheap, developmental backup to Goldman. Jones is a big physical mauler in the middle who has the tools to be an NFL lineman. The Bears will likely keep him inactive on game days, which means he has time to develop his technique and the finer points of playing the position, but he keeps the Bears from going to the street to get a NT again.
 
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6. CB D.J Daniel [Georgia] 6'1" 200lbs.
 
A part time starter who is stuck behind a couple of high NFL picks, Daniel has the size and physical tools that you like. He is a good tackler and an aggressive man CB. The Bears need some developmental depth and they need someone who has the ability to play outside in a pinch. With Vildor taking over as the nickle back the Bears need to develop someone to pay outside and Daniel has that ability.
 
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7. OG Sadarius Hutchenson [South Carolina] 6'4" 325lbs.
 
Another big bodied OLmen who is likely destined for the PR, but the word for the OL has to be options. Hutcherson is an interior mauler who at a minimum increases the competition and the attitude of the OL. He has a ton of SEC starts and has played against some of the best DTs in the country. 
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7. QB Felipe Franks [Arkansas] 6'6" 235lbs.
 
Get Tyler Bray off the damn PR and get someone on there that has some developmental upside and can actually throw the ball. Franks has physical tools, he has size, he can run a little, he actually has some NFL upside. After transferring from Florida he is having a nice season at Arkansas and showing some things that are worth working on. If the Bears are going to have a guy in practice or run scout team let's make it a guy who can do some stuff if needed.
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Depth Charts
 
QB: Foles, Trask, Franks [PR]
RB: Montgomery, Cohen, Mitchell, Pierce
WR: Mooney, Robinson, Miller, Toney, Ridley, Wims
TE: Kmet, Harris, Holtz, Horsted
LT: Leno, Sambrailo
LG: Whitehair, Hambright
😄 Daniels, Mustipher
RG: Good, Hutcherson
RT:  Mayfield,Cunningham
 
RE: Hicks, Urban
NT: Goldman, Jones
LE: Nichols, Edwards
OLB: Quinn, Mingo, Gipson
ILB: Trevathan, Moore, Iggy
ILB: Smith, Woods
OLB: Mack, Vaughters
CB: Fuller, Johnson, Vildor, Daniel, Shelley, Burns
FS: Jackson, DHC
SS: Gipson, Bush
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This wouldn't be too shabby if they end up keeping things in place at GM/HC but I'm doubting that will be the case.

Guys in the know are hearing rumors that George is apparently very upset by the way things have developed with the team over the past month and will look to make major changes barring some big turnaround to finish out the season.

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1 minute ago, topwop1 said:

This wouldn't be too shabby if they end up keeping things in place at GM/HC but I'm doubting that will be the case.

Guys in the know are hearing rumors that George is apparently very upset by the way things have developed with the team over the past month and will look to make major changes barring some big turnaround to finish out the season.

Being upset and having the stones and mommies permission to eat close to 20 million and make the 3rd GM change in his 10 years are different.

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I pity Trask. His career will be over before it starts 

Way too many Oline for pace and way too high of picks. You can find starters in round 5 - 7. 🤣

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16 minutes ago, topwop1 said:

This wouldn't be too shabby if they end up keeping things in place at GM/HC but I'm doubting that will be the case.

Guys in the know are hearing rumors that George is apparently very upset by the way things have developed with the team over the past month and will look to make major changes barring some big turnaround to finish out the season.

The bears will do something stupid like fire Nagy keep pace and let pace hire a new HC and draft a new QB.  

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Who are the QB needy teams right now that have a shot at drafting a QB?

  1. Jets - Trevor Lawrence
  2. Jaguars - Justin Fields
  3. Redskins - Trey Lance
  4. Cowboys - No
  5. Chargers - No
  6. Dolphins - No
  7. Bengals - No
  8. Giants - Maybe
  9. Panthers - Maybe
  10. Falcons - No
  11. Broncos - Maybe
  12. Niners - Maybe
  13. Lions - No
  14. Vikings - No
  15. Pats - Yes
  16. Bears - Yes

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Man, if it takes a trade up to 10 and we come away with Kyle Trask that seems steep. I don't hate Trask but I hadn't really been thinking first round at all.

I don't mind the extra OL attention one bit, I think it needs to happen. 

 

Thanks for making these again, imagine we'll see a bunch 

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41 minutes ago, 41st ward Chicagoian said:

@WindyCity  You think Trask is the 4th or 5th QB taken off the board? 

I think he will be 4th, possibly 5th if Lance has a good pre draft process.

Lance has more upside, but more risk, and not every team, Bears included, can afford that risk.

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I'm good with this, I already hopped on the Trask train.

 

Grabbing a QB isn't looking for him to replicate his college stats, it is a projection that he will be able to show the same skills and ability to improve in the pros. I have watched every Trask snap for the last 2 years, and he has stepped up his play dramatically. Less 1-2 reads, better accuracy and much less terrible throws into coverage. He hits his guys in stride and lets them get YAC and has hit consistently at each level. If he can consistently do all these at a professional level you have a franchise QB.

Toney has stepped up and was a QB in high school too, it would be interesting to see him in the jet sweep with him being a threat to throw. 

The OL attention is necessary. In today's NFL you should always try to get a high ceiling guy as your IOL swing and swing OT IMO. Each guy drafted is big, strong and athletic, Cunningham impressed me vs Florida so I'd be happy to set him as depth anywhere.

Jones is a tank and we need big bodies in front of Smith and DT.

Franks > Bray. Maybe not by a lot but his ceiling is at least higher.

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36 minutes ago, RunningVaccs said:

Man, if it takes a trade up to 10 and we come away with Kyle Trask that seems steep. I don't hate Trask but I hadn't really been thinking first round at all.

I don't mind the extra OL attention one bit, I think it needs to happen. 

 

Thanks for making these again, imagine we'll see a bunch 

I do not think it will, but #convcition.

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1 hour ago, WindyCity said:

Being upset and having the stones and mommies permission to eat close to 20 million and make the 3rd GM change in his 10 years are different.

Is that how much money Nagy and Pace have remaining on their contracts?  If so I don't think it will matter much.  NFL teams make that money back in no time.  

George has shown before that he will fire the GM or HC with money remaining on their deals.  It happened with Lovie, it happened with Emery and Trestman and it happened with Fox.  Don't be so naive to think it won't happen again even in a season with lower revenues.

He always stresses how his mom Virginia wants to see another winner before she passes. so you'd have to think that he's going to try anything to give the team a better chance of that happening, even if it turns out to be a bad decision.

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