5 QBs Chicago Bears Should Target in 2014 NFL Draft

Chicago Bears: 5 QBs Team Should Target in 2014 NFL Draft

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The departure of backup quarterback Josh McCown arguably left the biggest hole in the Chicago Bears’ roster. Although the organization did secure Jay Cutler with a long-term deal and decided to re-sign Jordan Palmer, the Bears’ quarterback position still needs to be tended to. The mid to late rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft are the best place to address this problem. Here are the five prospects Chicago should target.

5. Aaron Murray, Georgia

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5. Aaron Murray, Georgia

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A torn ACL suffered in 2013 has dropped Aaron Murray on many draft boards. Despite his setback, Murray’s four years of experience in a pro-style offense at Georgia can definitely help persuade teams to take a chance on him in later rounds.

4. Zach Mettenberger, LSU

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4. Zach Mettenberger, LSU

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Just like Murray, Zach Mettenberger is recovering from a torn ACL suffered in 2013. The 6-foot-5, 224-pound Mettenberger did have a productive pro day earlier this month which showed that he is on the road to recovery. He has one of the strongest arms of all the quarterback prospects and the accuracy to go along with it.

3. Tajh Boyd, Clemson

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3. Tajh Boyd, Clemson

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It’s rare to find a quarterback who is able to pass in the pocket as well as outside of it, but Tajh Boyd is that type of player. In addition, Boyd is mobile enough to make plays with his feet as well and has drawn some comparisons with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

2. David Fales, San Jose St.

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2. David Fales, San Jose St.

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David Fales is a quarterback who gets lost in the shadows of the big-named passers in the draft. Fales has great fundamentals and is a coachable player who can catch on to any system quickly. He could be a possible steal in this year’s draft.

1. A.J. McCarron, Alabama

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1. A.J. McCarron, Alabama

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A proven winner in the best conference in college football, A.J. McCarron possesses the intangibles and the drive to be the future quarterback for the Bears. Under the wing of Marc Trestman, McCarron could have the potential to do the same thing for Chicago that he did for the Crimson Tide.


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