Saturday, April 20, 2024

Top Insider Ramps Up Rumors Of Chicago Bears Trading #1 Pick

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Former scout Greg Gabriel turned heads these past couple of days when he revealed on Twitter that whispers were growing about the Chicago Bears trading the #1 overall pick again. The idea was they’d deal Justin Fields and then likely swap spots with the Washington Commanders for a hefty fee. They would be able to take hometown kid Caleb Williams while GM Ryan Poles would pocket more high draft choices and whichever quarterback he prefers of the remaining options. Gabriel has worked in the league for 40 years and has lots of connections. It was interesting.

Still, some people weren’t willing to buy into that idea. Not with multiple national insiders like Ian Rapoport and Adam Schefter say the overwhelming belief is the Bears will take Williams. However, that narrative might be changing. Jordan Schultz of Bleacher Report is one of the most plugged-in guys out there. In a recent live stream, he stated that the buzz about the Bears trading the #1 pick is real. It isn’t anything close to a sure thing, but many people he’s talked to have said the possibility is far greater than people think.

It feels like the Chicago Bears’ quarterback possibilities have shifted.

At first, whether they keep Justin Fields or draft somebody at #1 was a debate. That idea no longer seems to be in the cards. Everything points to Fields getting trading, probably soon. The discussion has now shifted to whether they take Williams at #1 or swap with Washington, get a couple of high draft picks, and take one of the other quarterbacks. This scenario comes down to whether Poles, Matt Eberflus, and the team scouts believe Drake Maye, Jayden Daniels, or J.J. McCarthy are on a similar tier to Williams. If the answer is yes, the decision to swap with Washington becomes easy.

Only one person knows how this will go. That is Poles. He insisted at the start of the scouting combine that no decision has been made. The Chicago Bears don’t yet know what they will do at quarterback. They only know that a decision is coming soon. One can same expect they will have a plan of action by the time the combine is over. Until then, teams must remain in the dark about his intentions. In truth, that is exactly what Poels wants. The bigger the mystery he creates, the more desperate and anxious he can make other GMs.

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jmscooby
Mar 2, 2024 5:27 am

Yes, BC30, he was a huge DB. Apparently, he got a taste of some humility since then. I don’t know the guy, but he’s supposed to be all grown up now. We shall see, but he can sling it.

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n0f3ar
Mar 2, 2024 1:24 am

Not sure why this is so tough. If you get a great haul from WA, let them take on the headache that will be the Messiah Caleb. They have met him, and he said the right things—he memorized “deep dish pizza” and looked at clips of MJ and Sweetness. But things have tipped his hand to being a potential handful to deal with, especially if he has any success. Already he is bucking tradition, dictating how he will release his medical history to employers willing to pay him millions for a job that depends on it. Every other player going… Read more »

BearCub30
Mar 1, 2024 10:17 pm

Scooby- sorry QB1- beyond the lights documentary

BearCub30
Mar 1, 2024 10:07 pm

Scooby- since you’ve been talking a lot about Rattler I decided to look him up out of curiosity. I definitely thought he looked familiar and then I remembered. He was that huge prick in the documentary QBU on Netflix years ago! I remember watching some episodes and thinking I absolutely cannot stand this self centered a-hole and quit watching the series. He also was suspended for cheating I believe. You can watch his highlights on YouTube from the series. I couldn’t believe that was him I actually thought he dropped out of football. Please take a look and tell me… Read more »

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blockwood9
Mar 1, 2024 9:45 pm

We have no idea how interviews went, other than the “break the ice” 15 minutes to start things rolling in the process. There’s still a lot of considerations that have to be discussed. The combines offer some help in the process too. Maybe the Bears discover a Braxton Jones type of overlooked talent. Maybe they do get an acceptable offer to move off #! and see a better fit for what the OC wants to build. If Waldron tells Poles he wants Maye or Daniels instead of Williams, what will Poles do? If Waldron wants MHJ and want to keep… Read more »

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