Ryan Pace’s reluctance to draft quarterbacks has been a consistent talking point for Chicago Bears fans since his first draft ended in 2015. It was during the lead up to that draft, — his initial draft as an NFL general manager — when he famously remarked that he felt it was a good idea to draft a quarterback every year. We all know how that story has gone so far, but I was curious where Pace has been spending his draft picks in the six drafts he’s been on the job.
Bears Re-Sign Veteran Safety Tashaun Gipson - On Tap Sports Net - The Bears are bringing back safety Tashaun Gipson on a one-year deal. Gipson had a solid 2020 season with Chicago. Why Chicago Bears Look Trapped in Draft - Sports Illustrated - Several factors add up to the Chicago Bears simply standing their ground and making picks this year in the NFL Draft, which would be a departure from recent drafts conducted by general manager Ryan Pace.
Nick Foles' spot as the Bears backup to Andy Dalton looks all the more secure now as a result of Smith's decision. It's long been thought the Bears could be interested in Smith as a potential backup if they decided to trade Foles, largely because of coach Matt Nagy's past ties with him from Kansas City. Foles has now been in the Bears offense for a year and should be valuable in both helping Dalton learn the attack but also for pushing Dalton.