Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Caleb Williams To Bears A Lock? Insider Openly Says Yes

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Top insiders like Adam Schefter, Tom Pelissero, and Ian Rapoport have said the Chicago Bears will need serious compensation to move off the #1 pick this year. Expectations are that they plan to stay put and take a quarterback. Yet none of them have been willing to go all the way and state Caleb Williams is the pick. They have said he is the heavy favorite. Others like Drake Maye, Jayden Daniels, and J.J. McCarthy are still in the mix but need to make up a lot of ground quickly.

Well, at least one insider wasn’t afraid to give a straight answer. Benjamin Allbright of KOA Colorado is among the most well-connected people in the business. He stated, without beating around the bush, that the Bears have made their decision. Williams will be their next quarterback.

Allbright never makes statements like this until he’s sure. His track record for accuracy is impressive. This means the upcoming combine and private visits are nothing more than confirming the information they have. Williams will hear his name called at #1 this April if he doesn’t raise any red flags with his personality. The only way it doesn’t happen is if the QB himself tries to force his way to a different team or the Bears get a ridiculous trade offer.

The Bears going with Caleb Williams isn’t a huge surprise.

He’s been the presumptive favorite to go #1 in this draft for two years. He burst onto the scene as a freshman at Oklahoma in 2021, then after transferring to USC, he won a Heisman in 2022. While last season wasn’t as explosive, he still had another great year. His mixture of arm strength, accuracy, mobility, and playmaking instincts are rare. Teammates and coaches haven’t had a bad thing to say about him. The only knocks on him are his shorter height and his tendency to hold the ball too long on drops.

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Nobody would shake their head in bewilderment if the Bears took Caleb Williams. Quite the opposite. It’s a no-brainer for most. If it is a lock, as Allbright says, the other order of business for GM Ryan Poles is figuring out what to do with Justin Fields. A trade is most likely. Multiple teams have already been mentioned as potential landing spots. Movement on that front should start after the combine in early March. Once that is done, the Bears will start a new era at quarterback. Hopefully, one that finally has success.

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Dreddog
Feb 18, 2024 6:48 am

Well Adam Schefter seems to have changed his tune this morning. Breaking on X, bears will keep fields and trade number one pick.

Arnie
Arnie
Feb 17, 2024 11:21 pm

@jim Jones I’m confident that Poles will be around to make those picks if he rolls with Fields, and trades #1. The reason is that given what the working relationship seems to be between Poles and his bosses, he’s almost certainly going to have their buy in before executing the trade, and it doesn’t really matter how pissed off you and some fans might be about it. As time goes by, with all the extra picks and Poles’ history so far, you can be pretty confident most #1’s or #2’s are going to become decent starters, and odds are good… Read more »

jmscooby
Feb 17, 2024 7:55 pm

25 more days.

blockwood9
blockwood9
Feb 17, 2024 4:58 pm

While I have to believe CW is going #1 in the draft, I just hope it’s NOT the Bears drafting him. All you haters that bad mouth JF and his lack of development seem to only look at his stats, and not the REASON behind them. Fields has improved year over year, and continues to ascend, Lack of team talent, play calling, and scheming were major reasons for his results. Go back and look at the first two years of #1 QB’s drafted and you will find that many of them threw more INTERCEPTIONS than TD’s in their first two… Read more »

Jim Jones
Feb 17, 2024 4:52 pm

Oh I don’t only listen to Ben Allbright Arnie. Find me one person saying they know we are actively looking to move out of 1-1. Good luck. Again, see you 20 minutes after the draft when you realized JF isn’t on the team. If he is? We will see if Poles makes those picks next year 😉.

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