Bears Mock Draft: What if Chicago keeps Justin Fields?

The popular theory in most mock draft articles is the Bears selecting a new starting quarterback at next year’s NFL Draft. However, after two promising games from Justin Fields, could Chicago pivot elsewhere?
Oct 5, 2023; Landover, Maryland, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) stands on the
Oct 5, 2023; Landover, Maryland, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) stands on the / Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
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The Chicago Bears opened the season with a slew of disappointing losses. Quarterback Justin Fields caught the brunt of the criticism, and rightfully so. To put it mildly, Fields and the Bears offense was horrendous. And the defense didn’t fare any better.

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But could a strong showing against the Commanders be the bounce-back Chicago is searching for? The offense hung 40 points on Washington last Thursday night, with Fields and wideout D.J. Moore torching the opposing secondary all evening.

I know what you are thinking. A great, one-off performance shouldn’t be enough to erase the subpar opening month. I agree. However, the Bears won’t be so quick to move off Justin Fields — not if general manager Ryan Poles has anything to say about it.

So, if the front office stands by its signal-caller for a second straight offseason, what can we expect at the 2024 NFL Draft? In today’s mock draft, the Bears sit at No. 1 and No. 2 overall — thanks to the pick acquired from the Moore trade.

After acquiring a treasure trove of assets for the top pick last Spring, imagine what an offer for Caleb Williams could look like.

The Trade

Giants Send:
•No. 6 Overall (2024)
•No. 37 Overall (2024)
•EDGE Azeez Ojulari
•Future 1st Rounder (2025)
•Future 2nd Rounder (2025)
•Future 2nd Rounder (2026)

Bears Send:
•No. 1 Overall (2024)

The Chicago Bears will have passed on Bryce Young and Caleb Williams if this trade comes to fruition. In doing so, the franchise acquired the following:

•Four 1st Rounders
•Five 2nd Rounders
•WR D.J. Moore
•EDGE Azeez Ojulari

Trading Ojulari and several draft picks may read as a steep price if you’re a Giants fan, but securing Williams will cost an arm and a leg — there’s no denying that. Maybe it won’t be New York that makes the move; the Broncos, Vikings, Patriots, and Raiders are all well within range to trade up.