Matt Miller of B/R reports that the Bears are already planning for the future and doing “extensive research” on Miami QB Brad Kaaya.
- According to Miller, the Bears have been to multiple Miami games and have been in contact with sources close to the quarterback.
- Miller mentioned last week that a person close to Kaaya said he’s already spoken to GM Ryan Pace.
Recent reports have said that Jay Cutler‘s poor performance only adds to the belief that the Bears will cut him loose after the season, which should come as no surprise, considering that he’s failed to live up to expectations since they traded for him several years ago and later signed him to a big-money contract.
As of now, the Bears would hold the No. 4 overall pick, which should leave them in a good position to grab a quarterback in round one. However, there has been some question as to whether any of the quarterback prospects in next year’s draft class would be worth using a high first-round pick on.
Clemson’s DeShaun Watson, Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer, and UNC’s Mitch Trubisky have all come up as potential first-round options along with Kaaya.
During his college career, Kaaya has thrown for 9,004 yards while completing 60.3 percent of his passes to go along with 61 touchdowns and 24 interceptions. He’s posted a passer rating of 144.5 during his three years at Miami.
We’ll have more regarding the Bears’ quarterback options as the news is available.