The Chicago Bears have had a start to free agency that many people didn’t expect. Most envisioned them targeting the top right tackles or interior pass rushers on the market. Instead, GM Ryan Poles spent most of the first day locking up two high-quality linebackers and an athletic guard. Not until late evening did they finally secure defensive line help in the form of DeMarcus Walker. The former 2nd round pick had a decent run in Denver but really came into his own last season with the Tennessee Titans, where he had seven sacks.
There were several reasons he chose to join the Bears. They offered a solid three-year contract worth $21 million. Head coach Matt Eberflus runs a defensive system that would know how to utilize his talents both as a run defender and interior pass rusher. However, one big reason he wanted to come to Chicago was Justin Fields. He is a big admirer of the Bears’ young quarterback. How do we know? Walker made that abundantly clear when asked if Fields was a driving force behind him coming here.
“Excuse my French. Abso-fucking-lutely.”
DeMarcus Walker isn’t the only one to say this.
Other free agents admitted they were excited about the prospect of playing with Fields. This is a clear indication the young quarterback made a profound impression during his 2022 season. That might be hard to believe for many of his critics, but what he accomplished in less-than-ideal circumstances turned a lot of heads inside the league. Players can sense when a quarterback has that certain something. He is a playmaker. He changes games because of the sheer number of things he can do.
One person that understands this better than most is DeMarcus Walker. To fully understand his motivation, one merely has to look at the list of quarterbacks he’s played with since entering the league.
- Trevor Siemian
- Brock Osweiler
- Case Keenum
- Joe Flacco
- Drew Lock
- Davis Mills
- Ryan Tannehill
Not the most illustrious group of names. Fields is by far the most talented Walker has ever played with. He is only scratching the surface of what he can do. Now the Bears are starting to build around him. If they can fortify his protection, 2023 could be his breakthrough season. Walker wanted to be part of the ride.
@ bill kowalski.Its not JUSTIN FIELDS fault he was last in passing.3 seconds of protection until someone is right on top of you.The CHICAGO BEARS ORG is the very worst team in NFL HISTORY at drafting and developing OTS.Just think in the time GB drafted and developed 2 back to back HOF qbs the BEARS have shredded 45 and JUSTIN FIELDS will be 46th.They still fail to make OT the most important position!
Until Fields leads the Bears to a winning record over a number of years and wins in the playoffs, you can’t say he is the most talented QB Walker will have played with. Sorry. Hyperbole once again Eric. Talent without results is just potential. Is Justin the most athletic? Yes. Most talented? We’ll see. In 2022, compared to other starting NFL QBs, he was last in the NFL in passing. Until he proves he can be among the league leaders in both passing and rushing, you can’t say that he’s the most talented QB Walker has ever played with. Flacco,… Read more »
Mar 17, 2023 12:11 pm
GENUINE! I like it.
T’ Edmunds presser was great too. He’s very inspirational… I wanted to “GO!! play ” too after listening to him.
1 theme seemed to stand out… they ALL love to play football. (not surprising Poles and ‘Flus say it all the time. “we want guys that LOVE ball”
This does not apply to Jalen Carter.
Dude dreams of Omlets too.
I even got paid 100 dollar usa in lower than 5 weeks and did virtually clean jobs at home. Because I lost my previous jobs. I got thus nervous and that i tell God 1I even have this on-line business started 1st level I can get thousands of dollars from my house.
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