When Andy Dalton made the decision to sign with the Chicago Bears, one of the reasons why was that he was assured that he would be the team’s starting quarterback in 2021.
It wasn’t a decision that sat well with fans, especially given the Bears tried to trade for Russell Wilson before the Seattle Seahawks shut the door…for now. Which made the way for Dalton to Chicago.
But, at least we won’t have to endure another quarterback competition during training camp.
Just a few days after Dalton explained that he was brought in to be the starter, the Bears made it official on Twitter with a photoshopped picture of Dalton in a Bears uniform with the caption “QB1.”
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) March 25, 2021
As you can imagine, Twitter had plenty to say about Chicago naming Dalton the starting quarterback in March. And, while it was entertaining, it surely wasn’t the reaction that the Bears’ social media team had imagined.
I’m just here to read the comments 💀
— DaWindyCity Productions (new account) (@dwcburner) March 25, 2021
Look, I wouldn’t be promoting that Andy Dalton is my starting quarterback, but it’s not totally absurd that he is one. https://t.co/PrjkzlAg5w
— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) March 25, 2021
I’m sorry to the social media ppl that had to photoshop this and tweet it out. You matter and we are here for you. You deserve better https://t.co/5ZDMimsLVq
— Tony Gill (@thetonygill) March 25, 2021