New England Patriots: 5 Potential Trade Destinations for Jimmy Garoppolo
By Nick Ziegler
5.) Chicago Bears
One team that is in need for a quarterback this offseason is the Chicago Bears. As one of the teams that will likely be targeting a quarterback in the first round, the Bears could look for alternative options.
Many expect the Bears to finally part ways with quarterback Jay Cutler. Last season, Cutler dealt with some injuries, however, he didn’t produce well when he was healthy. Last season, Cutler totaled four touchdown passes and five interceptions in five games. In all likelihood, Cutler will be on his way out, and the Bears will be heading in a new direction.
When Cutler was out for a majority of the season, Matt Barkley filled in as the starting quarterback. He was able to play quite a bit, but his results weren’t very good. In seven games, Cutler totaled eight touchdown passes and 14 interceptions. The turnovers by Barkley were certainly his downfall.
Now, the Bears will be looking to find a quarterback that will likely be ready to start in Week 1. With the draft process still a little ways away, it’s hard to say if any of the top quarterback prospects will be ready right away. Head coach John Fox is trying to turn the franchise around, and Garoppolo could be the answer for them.