2021 NFL Draft: Here’s where the Bears pick heading into Week 17

Alyssa Barbieri
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After losing six straight games, the Chicago Bears have put together a three-game win streak that has them in the thick of the NFC playoff race. In fact, the Bears are just one win — or an Arizona Cardinals loss — away from locking up a postseason berth.

No one should complain about their team making the playoffs, but there’s no denying that as Chicago has stacked together some wins that their draft positioning has dipped with each passing week. At one point, the Bears were close to a Top 10 draft pick. Now, they’re stuck in limbo.

With Sunday’s win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Bears’ draft pick dropped from No. 16 to No. 20 overall, which isn’t ideal.

There are a lot of questions surrounding the future of this Bears team, starting at quarterback. There are realistically six top quarterbacks — Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields, Zach Wilson, Trey Lance, Mac Jones and Kyle Trask — that should go off the board well before Chicago’s selection, wherever that winds up being.

That means they’d likely be drafting a developmental guy, which means it would make complete sense to bring quarterback Mitchell Trubisky back on a short-term deal to serve as a bridge quarterback.

We’ll see where the Bears’ draft selection winds up being, perhaps as early as next Sunday.

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