Wednesday, April 17, 2024

The Chicago Bears QB Plan Might Involve An Unexpected Twist

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Truth be told, nobody is entirely sure what the Chicago Bears will do at quarterback. The working theory among most insiders is they plan to trade Justin Fields and select their preferred QB at #1 overall. Almost everybody believes that QB will be Caleb Williams. It makes sense. GM Ryan Poles likely wants to draft his own quarterback. He gave Fields two years to show he was true franchise material. It didn’t happen. Such opportunities like this don’t come around often. The Bears feel this is their time to strike.

One interesting wrinkle in this situation is if they do plan to draft Williams, will they play him immediately? Keep in mind Poles came from Kansas City. When they drafted Patrick Mahomes, whom Williams is often compared to, they sat him behind veteran Alex Smith for a year to learn the pro game. It worked out pretty well for the Chiefs. Maybe the Bears GM hopes to try something similar. That would be the only thing to explain the latest rumor to pop up courtesy of NFL Notifications.

The Chicago Bears would have a clear plan here.

The seven-time Pro Bowler is expected to get released by Denver before the new league year begins in March. He will be free to sign elsewhere at that point. Russell Wilson worked with Shane Waldron in 2021. It was a brief but productive partnership. Despite missing three games with a hand injury, the quarterback still threw for over 3,000 yards, 25 touchdowns, and six interceptions. While he may not be the player he was a few years ago, Wilson may still have some good play left in the tank. Many people see 2024 as a must-win season for the Bears, especially head coach Matt Eberflus. Signing Wilson would likely give Chicago a better chance than a rookie quarterback.

As always, it likely comes down to the contract. Would Wilson be willing to sign a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears? That feels unlikely since there is certain to be at least some interest from other teams. Then again, his two down years in Denver may have hurt his value. Chicago might present an opportunity for him to re-establish his reputation, joining a talented offense with a play caller he knows. It is unlikely, but the idea isn’t completely outlandish.

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blockwood9
blockwood9
Feb 23, 2024 10:25 pm

Well Erik, you certainly draw a lot of attention, it seems. Lots of dialog and debate. Some insults, some good humor, but a lot of good reasoning and discourse. All because you keep throwing hypotheticals out that we can all debate about.

You have a pattern. So, write an article that presents the idea that the Bears KEEP Fields, moves him to RB, with CW under center. Fields can rush for 1000 yards and CW can use him as a receiver out of the backfield. IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES!

Just sayin……you haven’t written about that scenario yet.

Tred
Tred
Feb 23, 2024 8:45 pm

Hey Mark Sanchez is probably available. He could tutor CW for a year, and hold his Kleenex, and his nail polish, and call for his mom when a 22 year old man has a bad game and needs a hug before he has to face the Chicago media…

BK
BK
Feb 23, 2024 7:18 pm

Just another stupid article…Lambert. Just because some idiot says something ridiculous to get attention, you don’t have to comment on it. I’m starting to realize that that you are intellectually lazy and instead of writing intelligent research based articles, you are all about reading other people’s stuff and then spinning their ideas into your own nonsensical blather.

THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL, IF YOU’VE BEEN AT ALL PAYING ATTENTION TO HOW POLES OPERATES, THAT HE WOULD CONSIDER SIGNING WASHED UP RUSSELL WILSON FOR EVEN A MILLISECOND.

All Pro
All Pro
Feb 23, 2024 6:41 pm

Free agency will determine who gets drafted. I like Noah Fant, from Seattle, he knows Waldron well, and only 26 yo. Tee Higgens would be great, also 26. Chase Young from SF, please Santa Claus, make this happen, and finally, Kirk Cousins, because its time to win, sit the rookie.

Martin Melhus
Martin Melhus
Feb 23, 2024 6:01 pm

@Sam K you cum drinking a$$hole, get back into your momma’s basement and wait for her to strap one on so she can slam it in you

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