Jay Glazer: Bears to be 'big players' in quarterback market

Deshaun Watson and Matthew Stafford are two quarterbacks to monitor on the trade market.
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(670 The Score) The Bears are preparing to address the quarterback position once again this offseason, and one leading NFL analyst sees them being aggressive in the market.

Jay Glazer of Fox Sports believes the Bears are prepared to pursue some of the top quarterbacks available on the trade market or the draft, including Texans star Deshaun Watson.

"They're going to be big players in it," Glazer said in a Fox Sports video Monday. "They know they have to. They know their entire offseason, their future, really hinges on them finding the right guy, finding a quarterback where you don't keep having a quarterback carousel. And if you have a guy in there, an offensive guy like Matt Nagy, you want to find somebody you can team up with him for a long time.

"The first option's Deshaun Watson. That's the guy. Of anything out there, Deshaun Watson would be my top target. I would trade so much for a guy like Deshaun Watson. And then a guy like Matthew Stafford would probably come in after that."

Watson has expressed his unhappiness in Houston, leading to speculation that the Texans could trade him this offseason. Such a deal that would require a large haul in return in the Texans. Stafford would cost less in a potential trade. He and the Lions have mutually agreed to part ways, according to reports, meaning he'll be shopped on the trade market soon.

Nick Foles is the only quarterback whom the Bears have under contract for 2021 after they declined the fifth-year option on Mitchell Trubisky last spring. Trubisky is set to become a free agent this offseason.