Polling Place: Should the Bears draft a quarterback in Round 2?

Your weekly home for Sun-Times sports polls on Twitter cuts to the heart of that matter and a couple of others — on the Blackhawks and Cubs — that are, admittedly, less pressing, though no less fun to think about.

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Washington’s Jacob Eason could be available when the Bears’ turn comes.

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Mitch Trubisky or Nick Foles.

Foles or Trubisky.

Boy, the Bears’ choices for a starting quarterback in 2020 — if there’s a season — sure roll off the tongue like sweet music, don’t they?

Presumably, though, the NFL will exist beyond 2020 and so will the Bears. As soon as 2021, the Bears may even need somebody new to take the offensive snaps, heave the ball around and wear public criticism like a second skin. Neither Trubisky nor Foles is sure to remain in the fold beyond the coming season.

So: to draft a QB or not in Friday’s second round of the draft, when the Bears will have, barring a trade, two picks to make?

Washington’s Jacob Eason, Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts and Georgia’s Jake Fromm each could be available.

If, by slight chance, Oregon’s Justin Herbert or Utah State’s Jordan Love tumbles to Round 2, the pressure on the Bears to act could be enormous.

“Polling Place” — your weekly home for Sun-Times sports polls on Twitter — cuts to the heart of that matter and a couple of others that are, admittedly, less pressing, though no less fun to think about.

Upshot: The Bears have needs on the offensive line, in the secondary, at wideout, at tight end, on the defensive line … but, hey, other than that, they’re golden. Still, have voters not met Trubisky? Have they not studied Foles’ career outside of his Super Bowl run in Philadelphia? It seems there remain some folks out there who have yet to grasp the reality that quarterback is the most important position in, you know, sports. That doesn’t mean the Bears have to add to their QB room Friday night, but it couldn’t hurt to consider it seriously.

Upshot: The 2015 Hawks went a combined 16-7 in the Stanley Cup playoffs against four 100-plus-point foes — the Predators, Wild, Ducks and Lightning. Apparently, that’s another way of saying the 2015 Hawks stunk. Or, hey, maybe it’s just that the earlier two title teams (here’s to you, Antti Niemi and Dustin Byfuglien, and, what the heck, you, too, Michael Frolik and Michal Handzus) were so captivatingly good.

Upshot: Grace had the most hits (1,754) and doubles (364) of any big-leaguer in the 1990s. He won four Gold Gloves that decade, too. But he didn’t produce runs like Lee and Rizzo would, and that seems to be the difference here. “We need WAR averages!” @The_Sooch demanded, but character issues — talking Twitter here — made that impossible. “Man, that’s tough between Rizzo and Lee. They’re both so, so good offensively and defensively,” @RevDJEsq commented. But Rizzo has separated himself — here, at least.

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