3 Best moves the Chicago Bears made this offseason
By Joseph Herff
No. 1 – Chicago Bears got their franchise quarterback in Justin Fields
From a personal point of view, I could not believe Ryan Pace pulled it off. I was in shock sitting on the couch watching the NFL Draft seeing that the Chicago Bears had traded up to 11th overall with the New York Giants. I had a dark thought in the back of my mind that Pace would pain all of us by drafting Mac Jones, but I was fixated on the fact that somehow, Justin Fields was still on the board.
Pace said that they would be changing the quarterback room. Many thought his plan for that was by signing Andy Dalton to a one-year contract, but we were all proven wrong as he traded up. He brought Fields in to be the franchise quarterback. Although it is being reported that Fields won’t start immediately, that is no surprise as they can’t just give the job to a rookie.
Fields is arguably the most polarizing quarterback of this draft class. From his unbelievable athleticism and his 4.4 speed to his jaw-dropping arm strength, Fields has all the physical traits to be an elite quarterback in the NFL. On top of that, he displayed an incredible ability to retain information as he displayed that in the pre-draft process and he did it by scoring the highest score ever recorded on a memory test in the pre-draft process.
As I said, we may not see Fields right away, but that’s not the point. Bears’ fans have been waiting years to get a franchise quarterback, and Fields fits the bill for it as he displays a quiet, confident manner that can tolerate the toxic media in Chicago. All in all, this move might be the biggest move in the city of Chicago since the Cubs won the World Series.