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V. Carbonneau
June 7, 2024  (2:41)
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Caleb Williams in training camp
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Bears Fans Dread Bleacher Report's Grim Prediction

The Bears' offseason has been the biggest party in the NFL this summer. They re-signed their top defensive player, arguably the best cornerback in football, drafted a generationally talented quarterback, and traded for another reliable, All-Pro caliber wide receiver.
It's as good a time to be a Bears fan as there has been in the last couple of decades, which is why expectations for the first year of the Caleb Williams era are sky-high. Maybe it's all too much too fast, but try telling any Bears fan that. Seriously, go ahead. I'll wait.
But a funny thing happened this week: Bleacher Report woke up feeling especially chaotic. With offseason activities wrapping up and the NFL's "summer break" around the corner, BR decided to go team-by-team and absolutely ruin the vibes. This week, they published a listicle titled, "Describing Every NFL Team's Nightmare 2024 Season in 1 Sentence or Less." It's equal parts genius and unnecessary, the hallmark of most great BR content. And, reader, their Bears scenario is the stuff of nightmares.
BR's Grim Prediction for Caleb Williams is a Nightmare for Bears Fans
Here's their one-sentence summary of what would be a truly disastrous 17 weeks for Bears fans:
"If Caleb Williams pulls a Bryce Young circa 2023, especially if Justin Fields finds a groove in Pittsburgh."
Just so we're clear, pulling a Bryce Young would mean going 2-14 while throwing for 2,800 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. It would mean being statistically one of the worst quarterbacks in the NFL. It would probably mean the end of Matt Eberflus' time in Chicago, too. (Though Bears fans could probably live with that one.)
On top of all that, the idea that the QB the Bears spent two years maneuvering for – part of which included giving the Panthers the pick they used on Young – only to have Williams be worse than Young, is so uniquely Bears that it hurts to even think about. Thank you, Bleacher Report, for sending us into summer with a new nightmare.
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Bears Fans Hope Bleacher Report's Grim Prediction for Caleb Williams Doesn't Com

Do you believe Caleb Williams will have a successful rookie season with the Bears?

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