Chicago Bears: Will Caleb Williams send Justin Fields packing?
When it comes to the 2024 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears literally hold all the cards. With two top 10 picks, including No. 1 overall, the Bears could decide to stick with Justin Fields and build an offense around him or go with Caleb Williams who many would consider an upgrade over Fields.
With how the Bears finished the season, winning 5 of their last 8 games, it is a possibility the team does stick with Fields and decide to build around him. If they decide that, they could trade the No. 1 overall pick to a team picking behind them like the Commanders or Patriots and still select a talent like Harrison Jr. or they could trade back further for a bigger trade package knowing they have another top 10 pick in their pocket. Or they can just stand pack and do the obvious…draft Williams.
NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah believes that is exactly what the Bears will do.
“He’s got an unbelievable amount of horsepower in terms of how he can generate velocity with arm, what he can do with the force with his legs, the creativity we all know about,” Jeremiah said during an appearance on the Rich Eisen Show. “I just think every quarterback has some risk. Do I wish he played on time a bit more? Sure. But I think (Patrick) Mahomes is the greatest example of that. You can kind of corral that without taking away the magic.”
If the Bears select Williams, what do they do with Fields? What would they get in return in a trade? Which team would they trade him to? Intriguing questions for a Bears team right on the brink of something the city of Chicago should get very excited about…unless they somehow botch it.