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OPINION: Why Caleb Williams will be good for Chicago

The Chicago Bears should draft Caleb Williams, the best player coming out of the 2024 NFL draft. The Bears recent trades and adjustments Williams will be perfect for this upcoming season. With the Bears trading away their former 2021, 11th overall first round pick, Justin Fields, to the Pittsburgh Steelers, they are in great need of a quarterback and Williams is it.

Williams is the head of his draft class and with the Bears having the first overall pick and in need of a quarterback, he is the perfect solution for the Bears’ problems. At the University of Oklahoma and the University of Southern California, Williams went 23-10, with a 66.9 passer rating, 9,782 total passing yards, 93 touchdowns, 14 interceptions, 966 rushing yards, and 27 rushing yards. These stats show how good he is and the potential he brings. He finished in the top 10 in passing yards last year, according to Williams has also proven to have a strong, accurate arm to match some of the league’s top quarterbacks.

“His throws consistently have tremendous velocity behind them, and the speed at which he executes his passes allows him to fit passes into tight windows in a way that only a handful of college quarterbacks in the 21st century have ever been able to do,” said Jacob Inante, lead draft analyst for Windy City Gridiron.

The Chicago Bears have two big time receivers waiting on their roster for a quarterback. One of these wide receivers is DJ Moore, who finished sixth in the league last season for receiving yards. The other wide receiver is Keenan Allen, who was traded to the Bears in the 2024 off-season from the Los Angeles Chargers. Allen is ranked as the second best ever receiver in Chargers franchise history according to

If Williams gets drafted to the Bears, he will already have two super good receivers there to help him in the passing game to be more successful on the Bears. A large part of the Bears fan base including myself thinks the Bears should have kept former quarterback Fields. Fields proved himself out of high school being the number one dual-threat quarterback prospect in the 2018 recruiting class and the number two player nationally, according to the 247Sports.

Fields has some pretty big awards he won in college. Some of those include 2020 Sugar Bowl MVP, 2020 first-team All-Big Ten, 2020 Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year, 2020 Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year, 2020 Chicago Tribune Most Valuable Player Award, 2019 Heisman Trophy finalist, 2019 Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year, 2019 Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year, 2019 Big Ten Championship Game MVP, and 2019 first-team All-Big Ten.

With this elite quarterback we could have drafted Marvin Harrison Jr. whose father is a hall of fame wide receiver. Harrison Jr. finished his college career as third all time in touchdown catches at The Ohio State University, along with having the most 100-yard receiving games played. The duo of Harrison and Fields could’ve been an elite quarterback and receiver duo along with Moore. The Bears are hoping to get a franchise quarterback out of Williams. The Bears have not had a “Franchise” quarterback since Jay Cutler in 2016. If Williams develops correctly and well under the Bears coaching staff, he’ll have the chance to fulfill his potential.

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