Bears fans will love learning what's most important to Caleb Williams

Chicago Bears, Caleb Williams
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We all know Caleb Williams is going to be drafted no. 1 to the Chicago Bears in a matter of days, now. The 2024 NFL Draft has many unknowns, but this is not one of them.

Williams is maybe the best quarterback prospect the league has seen in about a decade, and he's coming to Chicago. It's surreal. Soak it in, Bears fans.

Recently, Williams' former high school coach Danny Schaechter chatted with the guys from CHGO on the air, shedding some light on just how special Williams is.

Specifically, Schaechter let us all know what priorities Williams and his family had when choosing which high school to play for, and Bears fans should be paying close attention.

Say what you will about Caleb Williams, but his priorities are in order and always have been.

"His family is very big on putting Caleb in the best position to succeed, and maybe even more so the best position to grow ... he's got high aspirations," Schaechter said.

Because Williams' family always wanted to see him in the best position to succeed, Gonzaga was a great fit.

"When it came to academics, Gonzaga is second to none," Schaechter went on.

"If you were to draw a comparison, Gonzaga would be like the Northwestern, Stanford, Notre Dame, you know, very academic while very good athletically.

"The kids we had to recruit had to be very high academically ... His parents wanted him in that position so that way when he went to college, the college academics were going to be even easier than what he was having to deal with at Gonzaga."

Williams has always been a superb football player, but the fact that he's been able to handle academics at the highest of levels, while also staying committed to football, show's his maturity level and overall intelligence. He was able to balance being the best football player on the field, while also maintaining a strong level, academically.

Schaechter also talked about how intelligence came into play on the football field with Gonzaga.

"One of the things we tried to present to Caleb and his family was the fact that, offensively, we were going to be a little bit more complex ... a little bit more like a college offense compared to the other schools he was considering," he said.

"The more that you learn, the more we're going to keep growing with you ... between the academics and the football knowledge, we were the best fit," Schaechter finished.

Williams has long been in position to play in the NFL. He's been surrounded by environments that will challenge him and allow him to grow, and regardless of what color his phone or fingernails might be, the guy is a sharp, intelligent football player and individual. His teammates love him. His coaches love him.

Any other narrative, at this point, is coming from false motives.