Ryan Pace: Everything is on the table for Bears’ QB including trade, draft, free agency

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Bears General Manager Ryan Pace is leaving no stone unturned in identifying his starting quarterback.

Pace wouldn’t rule out anything today, including Nick Foles or Mitchell Trubisky under center in 2021, acquiring a starting quarterback in a blockbuster trade, signing a quarterback in free agency or drafting a quarterback in the first round.

“Everything is on the table in regards to the quarterback situation. That includes players on our roster, players in free agency, trade, the draft or a combination of all of those,” Pace said. “We have a plan in place and now it’s about executing that plan.”

The Bears were one of the four teams identified by Russell Wilson‘s agent as a potential destination should the Seahawks trade him, and the Bears have also been reported to have interest in a blockbuster trade for Deshaun Watson. Those are the quarterbacks who would create real excitement in Chicago, but based on Pace’s comments today, the Bears’ starting quarterback could be just about anyone.

42 responses to “Ryan Pace: Everything is on the table for Bears’ QB including trade, draft, free agency

  1. And everything is an option because it has to be, or he and Nagy are both gone. Too bad it had to come to that.

  2. Don’t you wish you could be that incompetent at your job and still get paid?

  3. The Bears should go after Ryan Fitzpatrick. I think he still has gas in the tank and Chicago doesn’t have enough “chips” to put together a big deal for Watson/ Wilson unless they just decide to “choke out” their draft options for the next 3 or 4 years.

  4. Has anyone else ever noticed the HILARIOUS similarity between Ryan Pace and “Dawber” from Coach when Pace starts talking??? LOL!

  5. Everything is on the table…great that means Trubisky is coming back. Our new offensive analyst will be our big off season acquisition

  6. Nagy gonna play? They should be mad they let the fantastic football minded McCown go. He could save them money and be a player/coach.

  7. “Everything is on the table in regards to the quarterback situation.”

    “We have a plan in place and now it’s about executing that plan.”

    Which one is it, Pace? It doesn’t seem to me that everything can be on the table if you already have a plan that’s ready to execute. But what do I know? I’m just a Bears fan who inexplicably continues to hope that this team will one day emerge from the Dark Ages.

  8. With the exception of the 1986 SB, have the Bears ever accomplished anything else?? Why are they treated like NFL royalty? Pretty average franchise it would appear.

  9. Please Please sign Watson/Wilson, it will ruin your team for a few years.

  10. The cost of moving up to get Trubiski should have cost the GM his job. Now they’re at it again.

  11. Considering it’s clear Pace and Nagy are terrible at their jobs don’t think it really matters who plays QB .

  12. I think that Alex Smith would be a good fit…..at least until the Bears can draft or acquire a better QB.

  13. I hope Pace is not evaluating QB options…..none of his QB’s or backup QB’s are worth a damn.

  14. Lets see if Pace pulls a BoB knowing this year is probably his last (and Nagy too) and trades a lot of picks (3 ones is the starting point for Russ and throw in Mack in true BoB fashion) screwing the next coach with no talent, no draft picks and QB who won’t play destroying the franchise for years to come. For what BoB did to the Texans even a dimwit owner should be smart enough to can a person instead of giving them a prove it year watching them destroy the team.

  15. eljefespeaks says:
    March 2, 2021 at 4:39 pm
    “Everything is on the table in regards to the quarterback situation.”

    “We have a plan in place and now it’s about executing that plan.”

    Which one is it, Pace? It doesn’t seem to me that everything can be on the table if you already have a plan that’s ready to execute. But what do I know? I’m just a Bears fan who inexplicably continues to hope that this team will one day emerge from the Dark Ages.

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    Nailed it!

  16. His statement means one thing — the Bears have no friggin’ clue where they are going to get their quarterback, which is business as usual in the Windy City for the last 65 years.

  17. Imagine trading up to draft Trubisky over Watson and Mahomes and then still somehow keeping your job where the primary duty is to evaluate talent.

  18. All I can say is, I cannot see Ryan Pace being outbid for either Watson or Wilson if they do become available. Due to his aggressive nature in fixing a team need along with his desperation to save his job. He also has a pedigree for making big trades out of nowhere.

    Four first round picks and more is not out of the question for either guy.

  19. Everything is on the table, yet the cupboard is bare.

    I hate being a Bears fan right now so much

  20. George McCaskey said the reason Pace and Nagy were kept on was because they “presented a plan to fix the quarterback position”.

    “Everything is on the table” is essentially synonymous with “we have no plan”.

    So, who is lying?

  21. eljefespeaks says: “Which one is it, Pace? It doesn’t seem to me that everything can be on the table if you already have a plan that’s ready to execute.”
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    Well, other reporters that participated in the Zoom call clearly understood that the “plan” was how they were approaching the QB evaluation process.

    He specifically talked about doing the due diligence steps and not jumping to conclusions before all facts were gathered ie. the plan.

  22. They are way past the point of fans trusting them or the organization—at all—with having a plan. So saying trust the plan means nothing to us. It’s basically put up or shut up time, or they better hope that there aren’t fans in the stands next season. There’s not going to be any patience. If they don’t do something that’s a clear improvement, they’ll be getting boo’ed off the field every time that they have a 3-and-out. The fans are beyond sick of it, and disgusted that they didn’t clean house this offseason.

  23. Yea. He won’t give anything away. He told you nothing. He’s obsessed with secrecy. Part of what got him in trouble with the whole Trubisky thing. Don’t bother asking him questions, he’ll give you nothing.

  24. Sign Cam Newton and Chicago will have it’s best athlete since Michael Jordan. It would be Newton vs Mahomes in the big game next season.

  25. At least Ryan Pace gets it. Unless you have a top 5 or 6 QB, you basically have no chance. Pace is trying to get to the super bowl. I can’t fault him for trying. That’s what GM’s are being paid to do. I’ll never blame a guy for trying to get an elite QB. Turn over as many stones as necessary, and don’t stop until you find one.

  26. Mitch is not coming back, he has already said he has no interest in coming back to chicago.

  27. Just looking at that picture of Ryan Pace, you can tell that he’d suck as a GM.

  28. Let’s be real. This is a city that got excited about Nick Foles and Mitch Trub because the sloppy Ws kept coming when it was clear to any real fan that this offense, and eventually the team, was not very good. Historic football town with a historic football team with a historically bad football management leadership and a fan base that follows. Back in 1985-86 when SNL was doing skits about Da Bears most people didn’t even realize they were being made fun of.

    Best thing for the Bears? Get rid of Nagy, Pace, Phillips and ultimately? The McCaskeys.

  29. This is how bad the Bears GM is: During the draft he could have had Watson or Mahomes without any trade. He spends a first rounder to move up to get Trubisky.

    That meansinstead of getting Watson for 1 first round pick: we would have to pay 4 first rounders (3 for the trade, one for trading up) and a player to get him.

    How in the world does this GM have his job???????

  30. @crankybiatch

    Not only trading a first to move up for Trubisky passing on Mahomes and Watson, but then they hamstrung their offense by trading their future 1sts/other picks for Mack. Mack is a good player and all but the D was already good while the O was lacking talent. It just felt like they weren’t in a good position offensively to do that, and of course they weren’t.

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