6 reasons why the Chicago Bears made the right decision to trade Justin Fields

There are a handful (plus one) of reasons the Bears made the right decision by trading Justin Fields.

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Reason No. 3: Chicago Bears have first choice of top-heavy QB draft class

Entering their second draft in a row with the No. 1 overall pick, the Chicago Bears have a much-improved group of prospects this draft class than last.

With the consensus No. 1 pick going back and forth until draft day, not many people can say there was a consensus top pick in last year's draft. And if there was one, it's not the quarterback who ended up performing the best. Bryce Young, who was drafted first, was far less impressive in his rookie season than C.J. Stroud, who was drafted second.

This year, however, the top quarterback is pretty unanimous, especially when criticisms are aimed at football topics rather than what prospects prefer to wear. The biggest critiques of Caleb Williams, from the vocal minority of people, are that he cries after losses, pants his nails, and wore clothing that resembles a dress.

Something those analysts seem to leave out of his scouting profile is that he's a Heisman-winning quarterback who accounted for 120 total TDs and 14 INTs in college. If there was a year to draft a quarterback with the first pick in the NFL, it's the draft class with Caleb Williams in it.

I don't really believe in the term generational, so that won't be used to describe Caleb Williams. He's also not the best prospect ever, as those are clearly rare. Andrew Luck is the best prospect I can remember, and then that's followed by Trevor Lawrence and Joe Burrow pretty close together. I'd put Caleb Williams in the crew closer to Lawrence and Burrow way before he goes into the tier with Luck.

Williams has his flaws—as most prospects do entering the league— and while that's the case, what he can do is really special. Similar to a shortstop in baseball, Caleb Williams has the ability to make just about any throw, regardless of his platform. Not only that, but the ball can soar 40 yards with the flick of the wrist.

Caleb Williams isn't the best prospect to walk this earth, but he's a prospect the Bears should be over the moon to have the chance to draft him in about a month.