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Nick Wright's stunning super prediction for Bears season


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Vince Carbonneau
May 18, 2024  (11:49)
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Is Nick Wright a «Superfan»?

In some NFL circles, people might wonder if Nick Wright is secretly a member of Bill Swerski's famed «Superfans.»
During a discussion about the Bears' schedule and Caleb Williams, Wright made a bold statement.
"I think Caleb could lead the Bears to the Super Bowl in his rookie season," Wright said.
Da Bears.
While Wright didn't outright guarantee this, he did say he is "flirting" with the idea.
"I think a 7-2 start is absolutely on the board, and this is my bold prediction, forget guaranteeing the playoffs," he said on First Things First.
Wright's optimism stems from the success of other rookie quarterbacks like C.J. Stroud, combined with the Bears' improved offensive personnel and a relatively easy start to their schedule.
Wright acknowledged the possibility of slow starts for Williams due to his poor end to his college career, which he believes shouldn't hold much weight.
"Instead, he has a tailor-made start to his career," Wright said. "Of the seven teams projected to have the worst record in football, he gets five of them in the first nine weeks. New England, Arizona, Washington, the Panthers, and the Titans—that's five in the first nine games."
Rookies can be prone to mistakes even against poor NFL teams.
Wright wasn't deterred by this thought.
"We have seen rookie quarterbacks step in and be excellent and the team be contenders," he said.
Wright pointed to Russell Wilson, Ben Roethlisberger, C.J. Stroud, Andrew Luck, RG III, and Brock Purdy as examples.
"Brock Purdy was in the NFC championship game his rookie year," Wright said.
"So the idea that rookie quarterbacks don't ever step in and have success is belied by history," Wright concluded. "And this Bears team, I think, is a playoff team with just slightly below-average quarterback play."
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