The Chicago Bears have a huge problem on their hands at the quarterback position.
One season after quarterback Mitchell Trubisky seemed to be making the leap to a viable starting signal-caller in the NFL, the third-year pro has regressed mightily in 2019. Because of his poor play, there is concern that Trubisky may not be the long-term answer for the Bears.
Behind him is quarterback Chase Daniel, who is nothing more than a backup in this league. If Trubisky fails, the Bears won’t have the answer in Daniel, either.
To me, Chicago is the No. 1 option — and the most realistic one — for Marcus Mariota to have a chance to be a successful starter in 2020. Not only is the quarterback position vulnerable here, but the Bears also have some solid weapons on offense in wide receiver Allen Robinson, and running backs Tarik Cohen and David Montgomery.
To make this marriage even more interesting, the Bears’ offensive coordinator is none other than Mark Helfrich, Mariota’s old head coach at Oregon.
When you combine those factors with the fact that the Bears have a tremendous defense, it’s a win-now situation that could put Mariota in a position to thrive and win games immediately. And the win-now situation the Bears are in also makes Mariota a good fit for them.