Chicago Bears are lucky they are not the Washington Commanders

Quarterback Jayden Daniels 5 as the LSU Tigers take on Texas A&M in Tiger Stadium in Baton
Quarterback Jayden Daniels 5 as the LSU Tigers take on Texas A&M in Tiger Stadium in Baton / SCOTT CLAUSE/USA TODAY Network / USA

Ever since the Chicago Bears traded Justin Fields to the Pittsburgh Steelers last month, it became clear that the team was going to select quarterback Caleb Williams with the first overall selection in the 2024 NFL Draft.

In the aftermath of the decision to trade Fields, it's become clear that the Bears have been locked onto the idea of moving forward with Williams as their starting quarterback since the Senior Bowl in January.

No matter who the Bears talked to at the Senior Bowl, or the NFL Scouting Combine in February, the Bears were turning over every stone in their efforts to confirm the idea that Williams is the right individual to be the leader at the quarterback position for the team.

No matter where the story has come from, Williams has passed every evaluation, and the worst-kept secret in next week's draft is that he will be the No. 1 pick.

It's a great position for the Bears to be in and in celebrating the fact that they have the top pick in a draft class where there is a clear top quarterback, the team should be glad they are not the Washington Commanders.

The Washington Commanders hate the fact that the Chicago Bears are taking Caleb Williams.

Despite the Commanders being considered the darlings for Williams, especially after hiring Kliff Kingsbury, Washington is now in a position where they have to pick the next-best quarterback available and it doesn't sound like they have been blown away by their options.

On one end, at least the Commanders are doing their due diligence on the quarterback options available to them after Williams goes to the Bears. On the other, they have the second overall selection in the draft and have known Williams was going to the Bears for at least a month. If you're a Commanders fan, it should be slightly concerning that the team hasn't zeroed in on a quarterback yet. But hey, for the Bears, all they need to do is sit back and enjoy the ride with the hope that the quarterback fallout leads to them being able to take Rome Odunze at the No. 9 spot.