Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Caleb Williams Is Actually Perfect For Chicago. Here’s Proof

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There seems to be a misconception about quarterbacks in Chicago Bears history. Fans have long felt that they must look and act a certain way if they’re going to have success in this city. They have to be big, strong, humble, and completely free of controversy. The sports equivalent of Boy Scouts. Nobody bothers to remember that the evidence flies directly in the face of such assumptions. Go back and look at the most successful quarterbacks of the modern era. None of them fit such criteria. Nor does Caleb Williams.

Jim McMahon was one of the great rebels of his era. Not only did he constantly clash with head coach Mike Ditka, but his antics also drew the ire of NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle. McMahon was never shy about sharing his opinion, even if people didn’t like it. He’d drink a beer at press conferences, moon passing helicopters, and openly talk down to opponents. He was only 6’1 and didn’t have the strongest arm in the world. That didn’t stop him from winning a Super Bowl.

Or what about Jay Cutler?

Few players were more divisive among fans and media during his time with the franchise. He set every career passing record and led the team to an NFC championship. He was also brash and moody and wasn’t afraid to tell anybody what he thought of them. His heart and toughness were never questioned, but his attitude constantly was.

Then we have Williams. Many call him the poster child for Gen Z. He’s outspoken, quirky and does things most grown men probably wouldn’t. He paints his nails before every game and wears dresses to events. The first thing he did upon getting drafted by the Bears was start instituting a hand gesture dubbed “The Claw.” It’s cringy, but nobody can deny the young man pours his entire personality into everything he does. Such behavior can be disarming, which often makes people forget how talented he is.

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Caleb Williams is different. Chicago needs different.

The Bears have tried the traditional, boring route multiple times in the past several years. Rex Grossman, Mitch Trubisky, and Justin Fields all came with spotless off-the-field records and rather bland, inoffensive personalities. Each time, it didn’t work out. None of them could handle the pressures of playing in Chicago. That serves as some proof that you might need a slight screw loose to thrive in this city. McMahon and Cutler fit that category. By most accounts, Williams is the same way.

The Bears had to do something different if they were going to climb out of the endless mire of quarterback misery. Caleb Williams is different. Spend ten minutes watching this kid on and off the field, and you realize he is not normal. He is his own person and marches to the beat of a different drum. This means others won’t be able to easily influence how he plays the game. He will do it how he feels is best for himself and his team. That kind of attitude is what a quarterback must have.

No more good soldiers. We need a general.

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BK
BK
May 20, 2024 7:50 pm

Hey dumbass Lambert, who’s the GOAT? He doesn’t fit your so-called description of the successful modern era QB. Neither did Peyton Manning, perhaps the runner up to Brady as the best QB in the modern era. Sometimes you really have no clue what the hell you are talking about! Trubisky and Fields failed due to organizational dysfunction and/or lack of talent around them. Grossman would have won the SB against the Colts if our two All-Pro defenders (Mike Brown and Tommie Harris) played in that game. It wasn’t Grossman’s fault rookie safety Daniel Manning, who was forced to play because… Read more »

mbearest
May 20, 2024 10:28 am

I don’t care if he sucks his thumb and I don’t care if he hates our pizza; Just win us a Superbowl(s) and he’ll be perfect for Chicago.

timgjerde56
May 20, 2024 7:29 am

Just a side note, I knew guys who had terrible fungus under their nails all the time and they covered it with nail polish for cosmetic reasons. Also, while Caleb isn’t a fighter by his own admission (The Pivot interview), I wouldn’t walk up to a guy who 6’1” 215 lbs and make a big deal out of his nails…lol. Fighter or not, I admire people who say, “Yo, this is how I feel today. What of it?” Also, if you spend an hour and a half the day before a game relaxing with Mom having your nails done or… Read more »

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Unluckyirishman76
Unluckyirishman76
May 20, 2024 6:50 am

1 thing Caleb is not gonna be……boring.

jam
jam
May 19, 2024 11:14 pm

If the young man can handle the critical comments he unquestionably desires then we are in good “claws”

I am a huge bears fan. That said when you thrust yourself in the lime light aka “social media” you better be prepared for the distractions it will undoubtedly cause. This is a team sport not a one man show. I am praying he knows what he is doing and actually has the talent he assumes he does.

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