The Chicago Bears set out last offseason to build up the roster around quarterback Justin Fields. Unfortunately, results have been less than spectacular to this point, with some even wondering if Fields should be pulled from his role as the starter. This Bears mock draft presents a peek at what could be if the team decides to move on, including none other than the highly-heralded Caleb Williams.
The Justin Fields Era May Not Be Over Yet… But It Is On Life Support
Now, I am not in the crowd that says bench Fields immediately, but given his play in 2023, it is getting harder and harder to see a path toward stardom for the former first-rounder. Even with better weapons, the Ohio State alum is still holding the ball for far too long and missing throws that should be considered layups.
Part of the roster retooling involved Chicago trading the No. 1 overall pick rather than using it to select a Justin Fields replacement. As of this writing, the Bears are set to hold the top pick at the 2024 NFL Draft. And it would be a surprise if Fields survived another scenario like this.
The good news? The team that traded a slew of assets for the No. 1 selection in 2023 is performing just as poorly. The Bears own the Panthers first-rounder, which currently sits at No. 4 overall on Tankathon.
Could Chicago and Carolina get hot and string together victories? Sure, nothing is impossible in this league. But using what we have watched the first month of the campaign, it’s not as easy to see a clear path toward contention.
Bears Mock Draft: Kicking Off A New Era In Chicago
If the 2024 NFL Draft took place today, the Bears would have two top-four picks. Let’s work under this assumption and map out a potential 3-round mock draft for Chicago. Without further ado, a new signal-caller makes his way to the Windy City…