5 potential landing spots for Raiders quarterback Derek Carr

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1. Chicago Bears

Bears general manager Ryan Pace has again affirmed some level of commitment to Mitch Trubisky as the starting quarterback in 2020, while also suggesting the team will wait until they absolutely have in regard to picking up his fifth-year option. Pace also expressed a desire to create competition at every position.

Free agency and the draft have plenty of quarterback fruit the Bears could pick from, and a trade for someone like Andy Dalton or Cam Newton (when he was still available, in theory) can’t be ruled out. Simply put, they Bears don’t seem at all inclined to just bring back Chase Daniel as the No. 2 quarterback as no real competition for Trubisky. He will have to win the job, barring something unforeseen.

Due to the Khalil Mack trade, the Bears don’t have a first-round pick in April. So they will pretty much naturally be narrowed to veteran options, if they do add a quarterback to really compete with Trubisky this offseason.

Even though his brother David said he was just trolling, Carr fueled social media speculation by posting a photo of he and Mack last week.

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Carr is a tepid upgrade over Trubisky, and he’s not someone Bears’ fans will be excited about. But Carr fits the template of adding legit competition, and even a marginal upgrade in quarterback play could push the Bears back toward the playoffs in 2020.