Pace did it. He actually did it. Last time the Bears traded up this big in the draft, they took Mitchell Trubisky No. 2 overall. Chaos ensued afterwards. Trubisky is now with Buffalo and the Bears were left with Andy Dalton (signed in free agency) and Nick Foles in their QB room. That couldn’t be it even with Dalton being told he was QB1 for the Bears. Who knows if that’s the case anymore with Chicago’s excellent pick at No. 11. They paid a pretty big price, trading away pick #20, pick #164, and a 1st and 4th next year. But wow, I’m still in shock. Great pick and the future is bright in Chicago. With the 11th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears select QB Justin Fields.
I’m not surprised the Bears traded up to pick a QB. We’ve seen this before with Mike Glennon and Mitchell Trubisky. We’re seeing it again with Dalton and Fields.
Fields was one of the best QBs in college football and one the best QB prospects in this draft. He put together a remarkable career at Ohio State. In 22 games with the Buckeyes, Fields threw for 5,373 yards, 63 TDS, and only NINE interceptions. Additionally, he can run. Fields rushed for 867 yards and 15 TDs. He also led the Buckeyes to two consecutive playoff appearances. Chicago should be excited with this kid as the franchise QB.
Questions still remain with the Bears QB situation. Will Foles be cut or traded? What happens with Dalton? Is Fields going to be the starter? I’m hoping the answer to the last question is yes. Fields-Montgomery-Cohen-Robinson-Mooney-Kmet-Graham is going to be a great offense. With Rodgers future uncertain in Green Bay, this Bears team has an opening in the NFC North. We know the defense can step up. With a round two pick looming, offensive tackle and corner back remain as needs. Tonight, let’s enjoy the fact that Pace and Nagy finally got it right.
This is the happiest I’ve ever seen Bears fans on Twitter.
Welcome to Chicago, Justin Fields. #BearDown.