KEY POINTS

  • Bears could benefit from Mariota
  • Trubisky could get wake-up call if Mariota is signed
  • Multiple teams expected to pursue Mariota

Despite the hype surrounding Mitch Trubisky, it is a given that the Chicago Bears need to do some tweaking in the quarterback area. With three NFL seasons gone, the former top pick has hardly panned up to expectations and show that he deserves to be the franchise player Chicago needs.

Some may argue to give 25-year-old more time to develop but the Bears fans are growing tired of waiting. To somehow ease the tension, bringing in another promising quarterback like Marcus Mariota would be a plausible idea. The second overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft could be an option at center, something that Trubisky could get alarmed about. With another quarterback in the Bears fold, the Pro Bowler could play with a sense of urgency moving forward, NBC Sports reported.

Two former top picks in one team would be something. Also, both have not lived up to the hype thus far. Hence, coupling together two young quarterbacks could raise the stakes a bit. Both would make sure that they play at a high level, which in the end would see the Bears as the winner. It seems Trubisky and Mariota have similar plights - not to mention that both are handled by the same player agent, Sports Illustrated reported.

Worth noting as well as is that the Bears, do not have the flexibility to sign a high-profile quarterback carrying a hefty salary. They have limited cap space, yet another reason why Mariota could be an ideal target. He is likely to be offered a short-term deal but on a reasonable salary.

If this is worth considering, Chicago cannot afford to waste time. With Mariota due to hit NFL free agency, several teams could give him a look. Among the teams that could consider him are the Los Angeles Chargers. With Philip Rivers having no plans of returning, the QB void could be fit for the 2014 Heisman Trophy winner. Tyrod Taylor is the best starting option for now and coach Anthony Lynn seems pretty hyped about it, ESPN reported.

Despite lauding Taylor, that is no guarantee that he will be the Chargers starting QB next NFL season. Free agency and camp will determine that - meaning the 30-year-old will still need to prove he deserves to be the team's starter for the 2020-21 NFL wars.

Marcus Mariota Tennessee Titans Quarterback Marcus Mariota #8 of the Tennessee Titans throws a pass in the first quarter against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field on October 7, 2018 in Buffalo, New York. Photo: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images