1. Philip Rivers
If Trubisky plays well in the playoffs it’s very likely he’ll get a chance to return as the team’s starter. If Chicago fails to be competitive in the postseason then the chances of a quarterback change in Chicago rise dramatically.
The Bears will be very tempted to invest heavily in a younger, more mobile option than Rivers. For example, they will likely have strong interest in Sam Darnold if the Jets decide to trade him. Instead of gambling on another young, but unproven player, it’s time for the Bears to invest in a measure of certainty at the game’s most important position.
That’s why they should take a page out of the Colts’ book and ink Rivers to a lucrative one-year contract. He’s not a perfect stylistic fit for what Nagy likes to do on offense, but his ability to get the ball out of his hands quickly will fit Chicago’s attack. His lack of mobility will hamper Nagy’s play-calling to some degree, but it’s a tradeoff worth making for Rivers’ arm talent.
The big question is whether or not Indianapolis will even let Rivers considering heading elsewhere. He did deliver a belated playoff berth to the Colts. A reunion is certainly possible.
The Bears would be well-served to communicate their interest in Rivers to his representatives as soon as possible. Adding a steady quarterback could finally help Chicago’s offense achieve its full potential.