Many Chicago Bears fans are already starting to direct their attention toward the 2014 NFL Draft, considering the current Chicago teams looks like a lock to miss out on the postseason for a third straight season. On top of that, Jay Cutler is a free agent after the year, which means the Bears are likely to be incredibly active this offseason one way or another.
If Chicago decides to cut ties with its starting quarterback after the season, then Bears general manager Phil Emery will have no choice but to draft a quarterback in the first round of the draft. Thankfully, the 2014 NFL Draft features plenty of talent at the QB position. Two of the most high-profile prospects are actually facing off against one another in Week 11, as the Alabama Crimson Tide play host to the LSU Tigers.
Alabama signal-caller A.J. McCarron is a four-year starter with two National Championships, who could make his way into the first round of this May’s draft. The Tide quarterback currently has a 69.4 completion percentage, 1,892 pass yards and 16 touchdowns on the season. However, the more NFL-ready quarterback in this contest is LSU’s 6-foot-5 senior Zach Mettenberger. This Tigers’ leader has thrown for a ridiculous 2,492 pass yards and 19 touchdowns, but seven interceptions are a cause for concern when talking to most NFL scouts.
Both of these senior quarterbacks have a lot to prove, and each has things to work on before they hear their name called in May. One thing is for certain; the Bears will definitely keep a close eye on this Week 11 battle.