Cordarrelle Patterson is doing the lord's work.
The Bears are probably going to need a quarterback next year, so this offseason's shaping up to be another trudge through the barren wasteland that is QB free agency. At the very least, the team will almost certainly reach for a QB in the middle of the draft just for the right to throw him into competition entirely too early next season. The good news, however, is that Pace and Nagy will have collaborated on it.
That is unless Patterson can finally cement his legacy as the greatest Bears' GM in team history by landing The Big One:
— cordarrelle patterson (@ceeflashpee84) January 14, 2021
If this were to happen, regardless of how many calls Pace makes, you name Patterson the President of Football Ops on the spot – he is looking for a new contract, after all. Men have tried for ~literal decades~ to land the Bears a franchise quarterback, and all have failed. And given Pace and Watson's history, maybe the Bears should let someone else run point on this one; when you consider that one of them didn't even take a meeting with Watson, tampering all of a sudden doesn't seem so bad.