Draft Insider Firmly Predicts the Chicago Bears' Move with the No. 1 Pick

Published February 23, 2024 at 8:55

With the conclusion of the 2023 NFL season for all teams, the Chicago Bears face the daunting task of determining their course of action with the No. 1 overall pick. Despite their favorable position, the Bears must weigh their options carefully for the upcoming April 25 draft.

In the previous year, the Bears possessed the top pick but opted to trade it to the Carolina Panthers, who selected quarterback Bryce Young to anchor their franchise. Consequently, Chicago missed out on the opportunity to acquire C.J. Stroud, who led the Houston Texans to the playoffs and secured a victory against the Cleveland Browns in the postseason.

Now, the Bears find themselves in a prime position to acquire a franchise quarterback in USC standout Caleb Williams, touted as a potential NFL superstar equipped with all the necessary skills for professional success.

However, the decision hinges on the fate of current quarterback Justin Fields, whom the team contemplated trading last season but appears more inclined to move on from this year.

Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Network predicts that the Bears will ultimately select Williams at No. 1, citing the Trojans star's "unlimited upside" – a desirable trait for any incoming rookie, as highlighted on NFL Total Access.

In the coming weeks, the Bears' approach to addressing the quarterback situation will unfold, necessitating a resolution regarding Fields.

All indications suggest that Chicago is poised to trade Fields for assets and usher in Williams as the new face of the franchise going forward.
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Draft Insider Firmly Predicts the Chicago Bears' Move with the No. 1 Pick

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