Would the Bears avoid signing Marcus Mariota because he shares an agent with Trubisky?

Cam Ellis

According to the very first search result on the very first Google page, it takes - on average - 66 days to successfully create a habit. 

According to another search result, also on the first page, there are 59 days left until March 13. March 13 just so happens be the first day that NFL free agents can sign with new teams. So if we try our best, it's entirely possible that we can make Bears QB speculation a fully-formed habit by the time we'll get any actual news about it. Life is all about setting achievable goals; let's dive in. 

Today's speculation comes from the Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs, who's as tuned into what's happening behind the scenes at Halas Hall as just about anyone on the Bears' beat. He went on the radio show that Akiem Hicks (hilariously, sorry) hung up on like a month ago, and chatted about why it doesn't seem likely that the Bears would bring in Marcus Mariota

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"... those quarterbacks share the same agent, and that makes no sense for the agent because the agent then guarantees one of their two clients is not starting. And, furthermore, the agent probably sees Trubisky as a guy who should be a starter, who shouldn't be challenged for the starting job, so there's almost no way that they would take another one of their clients to go challenge another one of their clients for the job. Mariota's just an absolute non-starter for the Bears, no matter how they even evaluate him ... " 

Both Trubisky and Mariota are represented by Rep 1 Sports. For whatever it's worth, Rep 1 sports also represents Blake Bortles, who signed a one-year deal to be the Rams' backup QB before this past season. The Rams' starting QB, of course, is Jared Goff ... who's also represented by Rep 1 Sports. Another QB2 on the agency's roster is Nate Sudfeld, who appeared in three games between 2017 and 2018 as Carson Wentz's backup in Philadelphia. Now guess who represents Wentz!! 

Then again, Biggs typically gets these things right, and him saying that Mariota is a "non-starter" with the organization should be taken seriously, especially now that Mark Helfrich isn't around. Maybe that line of reasoning is what the Bears are going with, even if the agency has shown no real history of being averse to having 2 QBs on the same roster. Bortles and Sudfeld were never going to push their respective teammates for a starting job, but it's not like Mariota would push Trubisky either? That is, if you believe what the McCaskeys/Matt Nagy/Ryan Pace are saying about Trubisky's job status. Maybe you don't, though, which makes this speculatory blog perfect for you! 

Eight! More! Weeks! 

Would the Bears avoid signing Marcus Mariota because he shares an agent with Trubisky? originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

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