Perhaps quarterback should rank higher among this team’s draft priorities given that Jay Cutler will be 32 at the start of 2015, and he hasn’t provided enough evidence (league-high 15 turnovers in nine games, leading to a total of 65 points by opponents) to convince the Bears he’s worth the investment.
But the problem is Cutler’s contract handcuffs him to the organization for the next couple of years.
Now, the Bears could still draft a young quarterback to groom behind Cutler, and if they find one they like, the club should select him.
Defensively, the Bears overhauled the front four in 2014. Now it’s time to revamp the back seven, starting with the linebacking corps, which is this team’s most glaring weakness against the run and in pass coverage, leading to the Bears becoming the first team since 1923 to surrender 50-plus points in back-to-back outings.