Chicago Bears, What Are You Thinking?

Steven FinchCorrespondent IApril 2, 2009

HOUSTON - DECEMBER 28:  Head coach Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears waits on the sidelines during a 31-24 loss to the Houston Texans ending any playoff hopes during the second half at the Reliant Stadium December 28, 2008 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The Chicago Bears are now one of the dumbest franchises in the NFL.

They have their quarterback of the future now in Jay Cutler, but how do they know Kyle Orton wasn't that guy?

Starting only 33 games for the Bears since he was drafted in '05, Orton has 5,319 yards and a touchdown to interception ratio of 30/27.

Not that great, but he showed his skills last year in being the leader of the team.

Many fans needed something to help them forget about Rex Grossman, and they got it in Orton.

Let's see, the team traded their 18th and 84th pick of this year's draft, and a first-rounder in '10.

With all the needs on the offensive line this offseason, should the team have given up their only way to get these players?

I know they signed OT Orlando Pace, but he is overrated.

The defense isn't getting any younger either.

The winner in this trade was clearly the Denver Broncos. They have plenty of options in this year's, and if the Bears suck in '09, next year's draft as well.

Even if Orton doesn't work out, which I think he will, they have enough picks to shore up their defense and draft a grooming type of quarterback.

Dumb move, Bears.