Caleb Williams draws comparison to hated Chicago Bears' rival

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The Chicago Bears begin mandatory mini-camp on Tuesday and for the next three days, it will provide a glimpse at how rookie quarterback Caleb Williams is progressing in his first offseason program at the NFL level.

Bears' beat reporters will be present at each of the practices for the team this week, allowing them to continue to formulate their opinions on what Williams will be during his rookie season. For some, what Williams has already shown during rookie mini-camp and the voluntary portion of the Bears' OTAs, the rookie quarterback reminds them of a hated Bears' rival.

While speaking on NBC Sports Chicago's Under Center podcast, Bears' beat reporter Josh Schrock did not hesitate to compare Williams to former Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

It should be no surprise that Rodgers is the comparison for Williams. After all, Williams has not been shy in saying that Rodgers was his favorite quarterback to watch while growing up and that he models his game after the future Hall of Fame quarterback.

It's no wonder that there is a little bit of Rodgers' throwing motion in the mechanics that Williams has. Whether during his time at USC or in the clips shared from Bears' practices earlier this month, Williams' delivery and ease of getting the ball out has reminded many of Rodgers and his ability to deliver the ball with a quick flick of the wrist.

Caleb Williams may remind Bears' fans of a quarterback they are very familiar with.

For what it's worth, in his first season as the starting quarterback of the Packers in 2008, Rodgers passed for 4,038 yards with 28 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. A season like that from Williams in his rookie season would already have him in the Bears' record books for the best season from a quarterback in franchise history.