Betting odds to be the Chicago Bears starting QB in 2020

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If we learned anything about the Chicago Bears in 2019, it’s that they are a competent quarterback away from being a legitimate contender in the NFC.

The Bears have made it clear that Mitchell Trubisky will be back in the mix in 2020, but it would be foolish of head coach Matt Nagy to just hand the team’s starting job back to the former first-round pick.

Here’s how the oddsmakers at BetOnline.ag see this situation playing out.

Odds courtesy of BetOnline.ag as of March 17, 2020.

Derek Carr (+1000)

The Raiders would have never signed Marcus Mariota if they were 100-percent satisfied and committed to Carr. For the right price, the Bears may be able to swing another blockbuster trade with the Raiders and reunite Carr with his former teammate Khalil Mack.

As long as the trade compensation made sense, this scenario would be a win for Chicago.

Jameis Winston (+600)

With Tom Brady taking his talents to Tampa Bay, Winston is now in the market for a new job.

While he has struggled with turnovers (he’s the only quarterback in NFL history to throw 30 touchdowns and 30 interceptions in the same season), he has also looked very good at times.

In my opinion, Winston would be an upgrade over Trubisky. And at only 26-years-old, the former Florida State star still has plenty of time to develop into a long-term franchise quarterback.

Nick Foles (+500)

Foles can’t seem to ever catch a break (no pun intended) when he lands a starting job. The Jaguars are the latest team looking to move on from Foles, and there should be plenty of interest among teams looking for a veteran option.

At the end of the day, however, B.D.N. (look up the nickname if you want to know the meaning) may just be best suited to be Carson Wentz’s backup in Philadelphia.

Andy Dalton (+300)

With 2019 Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow likely headed to Cincinnati, Dalton is now expendable for the Bengals.

The 32-year-old quarterback has been linked to the Patriots in recent days, but should also be very appealing to a team like the Bears.

Mitchell Trubisky (+150)

The Bears (particularly GM Ryan Pace) will forever live in infamy for selecting Trubisky over Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson in the 2017 NFL Draft.

And while the former North Carolina signal caller has flashed glimpses of high-level play, he has, for the most part, been highly disappointing.

To be blunt about it, with the Bears having a roster that is built to win right now, it wouldn’t make much sense to go into the 2020 season with Trubisky under center.

Stranger things have happened, though.

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