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Daniel Jeremiah elucidates why the Bears cannot afford to overlook Caleb Williams.

Published February 24, 2024 at 9:34
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The Chicago Bears are facing a pivotal decision at quarterback this offseason, with speculation suggesting they will part ways with Justin Fields and opt for a rookie. The frontrunner for this role is projected No. 1 pick Caleb Williams, touted as an exceptional, potentially generational talent.

NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah strongly advocates for the Bears selecting Williams with the top pick, emphasizing the need for a truly extraordinary offer to sway them otherwise.

"I'm heavily inclined towards selecting Caleb Williams," Jeremiah remarked in a recent conference call ahead of the NFL Scouting Combine. "Unless you're presented with an offer that's absolutely irresistible—a combination of picks and players that's simply too good to refuse—it would have to be a mind-blowing deal for me to consider moving off that pick."

While Williams is not without his flaws, many experts view him as one of the most promising quarterback prospects in recent years, boasting elite attributes such as arm strength, accuracy, athleticism, and creativity.


Jeremiah stresses that if the Bears believe Williams has the potential to become an elite player, they must seize the opportunity to draft him.

"I believe you have to be strategic in his development," Jeremiah continued. "But the upside and tools he possesses are truly exceptional. While I understand the argument for building a complete roster, history shows that the majority of Super Bowls are won by elite quarterbacks like Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady."

"If you have the chance to acquire one of these potentially elite players," Jeremiah concluded, "I think you have to take that shot, especially if you're the Bears."
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