Thank you Wikipedia. I just went on to verify that this was Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace’s third NFL draft and I was treated to this gem!
I would have added something about Mr. Lynch most recently being a broadcaster, but let’s all raise a pint to the Hall of Famer for an A+ with your first draft maneuver. Read more for a blistering critique of Mr. Pace…
Mr. Pace, I have no idea what you are dreaming up as the future for the Bears. Here is the foundation (players with a contract beyond 2018) that is currently in place for 2019, most likely Mitch’s second season as the starting QB for the Bears:
- All future players in the 2017 and 2018 draft class, which are now three fewer after yesterday’s trade.
- The 2016 draft class – Leonard Floyd, Cody Whitehair, Jonathan Bullard, Jordan Howard, etc., which is lead by Howard and Whitehair that performed superbly in their rookie year. And Floyd showed some real promise until his career was almost ended on an absolutely frigid day in the Meadowlands.
- Lastly, the veterans with long term contracts include Kyle Long, Danny Trevathan, Pernell McPhee, Mike Glennon, Quentin Demps, Dion Sims, and Marcus Cooper. McPhee and Glennon will most likely be cut after this season to save cap room as McPhee has dealt with injuries and outperformed by Willie Young since signing his free agent deal. Trevathan and Long are outstanding, while Demps will be 33 in 2019, Sims is a backup tight end, and I honestly don’t know who Cooper is or what team that he last played for (gun to my head I would guess the Raiders, but I am not going to waste the time looking it up).
Very simply, I think the Bears are more talented than a 3-13 team as they went 1-6 in one score games and had by far the longest injured reserve list in the NFL last year. However, very little of their talent is locked long term and it’s not even that deep of a skill pool from jump. So, good luck Mitch because you are going to need it.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot that if the Bears don’t go 7-9 this season, then John Fox will most likely be fired and Mr. Trubisky will be learning his second playbook in two years! And yes, I didn’t mention Kevin White on purpose because he has only ever played one NFL game.
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