3. Chicago Bears
Jay Cutler is finished in Chicago. He might start for the remainder of the season, but the writing is most definitely on the wall here. With two wins on the season, the Bears may also be considering a coaching change.
Unfortunately, those two wins do push the Bears back a notch behind both Cleveland and San Francisco when it comes to selecting at the top of the draft. If that’s the case, and with no other realistic quarterback option on the roster, Chicago might very well be forced to go for the second or third quarterback option in the draft if it is unable to add a veteran signal caller.
We know the Bears have shown some interest in Miami (F) quarterback Brad Kaaya, but selecting him anywhere near the top 10 would seem to be a tad of a reach. Instead, logic could suggest that the Bears look at a stopgap option while adding a prospect later in the draft.
There’s a lot more moving parts here than in New York or San Francisco. For the most part, we know both of those teams will be retaining their head coaches. Hence, the schemes they run likely won’t change from this season to next. That’s what makes those destinations more likely than Chicago.
Assuming for a second John Fox somehow retains his job and keeps his current coaching staff, a scenario could be in place for Romo to act as an upgrade over Cutler within the same scheme. It relies on a strong arm and quick decision making, two things that Romo himself has proven he’s capable of. Just some food for thought.