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Adam Schefter Believes There Is ‘Widespread Consensus’ Around The NFL That The Chicago Bears Will Draft Caleb Williams

SOUTH BEND, INDIANA - OCTOBER 14: Caleb Williams #13 of the USC Trojans looks on against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the first half at Notre Dame Stadium on October 14, 2023 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

The Chicago Bears have been the talk of the town since they won the first overall pick in this year’s draft. Weighing their options of starting fresh at quarterback or rolling with Justin Fields has been a major debate amongst both fans and analysts.

Speculation rose that the Washington Commanders would target Caleb Williams as their franchise quarterback in this year’s draft with the second overall pick. Kliff Kingsbury, who just got hired as the offensive coordinator of the Commanders, previously coached Williams at USC.

However, ESPN insider Adam Schefter sees one major flaw in that plan. The Bears, who hold the first overall pick, want to draft Williams to lead their team into the future.

“Number one, are the Bears going to be willing to move on from taking Caleb Williams, which I believe seems to be the widespread consensus around the league: that Caleb Williams will be the No. 1 pick.”

Adam Schefter said on The Pat McAfee Show

Drafting Williams would put an end to the Fields era in Chicago. Fields has shown flashes of greatness in his time with the Bears. However, things haven’t quite panned out in the way that the organization had hoped for.

As a dual-threat quarterback, there will be teams in the league that would be willing to take a shot on Fields. Things will undoubtedly heat up closer to the draft in April.

“But again, the feeling around the league seems to be that they’ll wind up trading Justin [Fields]. Whether or not they do, we’ll see, but that seems to be the feeling.”

Adam Schefter

The NFL Combine will take place from February 29th to March 3rd.