Chicago Bears begin offseason program without a starting quarterback

Chicago Bears Training Camp
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The Chicago Bears offseason program kicked off on Monday at Halas as the team's front office resumes their final preparations for the 2024 NFL Draft.

Given the timing of when the offseason program began and the fact that Justin Fields was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers last month, the Bears will be without a starting quarterback during this portion of their offseason program.

Of course, you might think it's rude of us to not consider Tyson Bagent the current Bears' starting quarterback, and while he does sit at the top of the quarterback depth chart for the Bears, another second spent on Bagent being the Bears' starting quarterback will be a second too soon.

Among the reasons why there is excitement building for what the Bears could be during the 2024 season is because of the arrival of Caleb Williams. As Williams has not officially been selected yet by the Bears, current league rules prohibit him from taking part in this week's gathering.

Of course, we know that hasn't stopped Williams from already meeting his future teammates. Williams represents the first time that the Bears will be selecting a "generational quarterback" with the No. 1 pick in the draft and players like cornerback Kyler Gordon are excited to get back to work.

Excitement is in the air as the Chicago Bears begin their offseason program.

The Bears, in their current iteration, are believed to be among the best landing spots that a rookie quarterback has ever had in the NFL. The Bears won seven games last season and there is a path toward the team making the playoffs given Williams being added to what the team built last season.

The Bears have the potential to be special during the 2024 season and it's a reminder of what Sketch says during his TikTok clips, "Special teams, special plays, special players".