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Chris Lewis
June 22, 2024  (8:12 PM)
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Chicago Bears' high hopes for Caleb Williams in the NFC North

When the Chicago Bears selected Caleb Williams with the first pick in April's NFL Draft, they envisioned securing their franchise quarterback for the next decade. With a roster poised for success in the upcoming season, much of the team's aspirations hinge on how Williams performs at the NFL level. While some are cautiously optimistic about the rookie, Fox Sports analyst Nick Wright has no reservations. During «First Things First,» Wright expressed his belief that Williams can quickly become the top quarterback in the NFC North.
"Caleb Williams can absolutely be the best QB in the NFC North. This idea that rookie QBs don't succeed immediately is somewhat anachronistic,"said Wright.

Williams, a former Heisman Trophy winner, showcased his prowess throughout his collegiate career. In his final season with the USC Trojans, he completed 266-of-388 passes (68.6 percent) for 3,633 yards, amassing 30 touchdowns against just five interceptions. While Wright's assertion that Williams can outshine Jordan Love and Jared Goff may seem bold, the rookie's potential is undeniable.
Expectations for Caleb Williams in his rookie season
Caleb Williams enters the NFL with the highest expectations for a rookie quarterback since Trevor Lawrence in 2021. Unlike typical teams with the first-overall pick, the Bears' offense is stacked with talent, thanks to their trade with the Carolina Panthers that landed them this selection.
The Bears have built an impressive arsenal of skill players to support Williams. With wide receivers DJ Moore and Keenan Allen, rookie Rome Odunze, tight end Cole Kmet, and running back D'Andre Swift, Williams is well-equipped to transition smoothly into the league.
Williams' collegiate performance and the Bears' strategic roster moves have set the stage for an exciting rookie season. While it remains to be seen if he can surpass established quarterbacks like Goff and Love, the Bears' investment in Williams reflects their confidence in his ability to lead the team to new heights.
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