2024 NFL Schedule Release: Chicago Bears expected to be primetime darlings

Chicago Bears Introduce Quarterback Caleb Williams And Wide Receiver Rome Odunze
Chicago Bears Introduce Quarterback Caleb Williams And Wide Receiver Rome Odunze / Michael Reaves/GettyImages

The 2024 NFL schedule is expected to be revealed this week, with May 9 being the heavily favored date that the NFL will have its latest television event.

Of course, excitement is high for the Chicago Bears after a 2024 NFL Draft class that included quarterback Caleb Williams and wide receiver Rome Odunze. The arrival of Williams and the superstar aura that comes with him has led to the belief that the Bears will be a frequent team in primetime matchups during the 2024 NFL Draft.

We already know the list of opponents that the Bears will be playing and it includes games against high-profile quarterbacks. Given that fact along with the national draw that Williams has, it should be no surprise to see what Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune had to say about the upcoming schedule release.

"The Bears should learn the sequence of games next week, with the official release expected on Thursday, May 9. With the addition of Williams plus a much-improved supporting cast, it would not be surprising if the Bears are a major prime-time draw with at least five night games."

Chicago Tribune

The arrival of Williams does not only shift the tone of the Bears' organization but it likely shifts how fans will view primetime games that include the Bears.

Caleb Williams could change Bears' fans experience with primetime games.

Bears fans have grown to hate primetime games as it has represented endless opportunities for the Bears to be embarrassed on a national level. That history is what Ryan Poles is determined to distance the current version of the Bears from and that could happen as soon as this season if Williams finds success in the NFL immediately.