USC Quarterback Caleb Williams has announced that he’s leaving school early to declare for the 2024 NFL Draft.
Widely expected to be the number 1 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, Caleb Williams let the drama build as long as possible, waiting until the last day possible to declare for the draft.
The Bears hold the number 1 pick and face a dilemma, being forced to pick between building around either Williams or Justin Fields as their QB of the future. It’s unclear at this time whether the Bears are planning to stick with Fields. Drafting Williams and keeping Fields on their roster seems like the most unlikely scenario, but crazier things have happened. Keep your eyes out for another big trade from the Bears, similar to how they dealt the number 1 pick last season for a kings ransom. Williams is a much more highly regarded prospect than last years’ number 1 pick, Bryce Young, so expect a historic return if they decide to trade the rights to the first overall pick.
Fields being traded is just as likely of an option, and the Bears will likely be seeking a similarly large haul to move him. One thing is clear- the Bears hold all the chips and will be making a decision that has an enormous impact on their franchise.