The 2013 NFL draft is just a few weeks away and with that, teams around the league are trying to figure out who they want to pick. The Chicago Bears are a team that has a ton of decisions to make before the draft begins on Apr. 25. There is one place where Chicago could really improve, and that is at the quarterback position. The Bears must draft someone to be Jay Cutler’s backup or even his replacement at some point of the draft.
It has been proven that the Bears are a bad team without Cutler under center. The team just signed Josh McCown again this week to be the backup for Cutler, but he’s not a long-term solution. Chicago needs to look in the second or third round for a quarterback because of a number of reasons. Cutler is an injury risk and even with an improved offensive line this season, the Bears still need more help for him. The first-round pick should be on a lineman followed quickly by getting a quarterback.
Cutler is also in the last year of his contract, and if he can’t get the team to a Super Bowl this season, you have to believe that the Bears would consider cutting ties with him. There have been players come in as third round or later picks in recent years and become star quarterbacks so it can be done. I’m not sure how much Marc Trestman likes Cutler, and we will find that out soon enough. Regardless, the team needs to think about a possible replacement in the draft.