Chicago Bears first-round mock draft post-Justin Fields trade with Steelers

There's rumor that the Chicago Bears could trade Justin Fields to the Steelers. If they do, this is a dream first-round draft scenario.

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With the Chicago Bears potentially drafting a quarterback with their No. 1 pick, the Justin Fields era could be over in Chicago.

There's a belief that Justin Fields could be traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers for their first-round pick, which sits at pick No. 20. Personally, I don't believe that at all, but if there's a team who saw the best version of Justin Fields, it was the Steelers in 2021.

The Chicago Bears could be trading Justin Fields to Steelers

In Week 9 on Monday Night Football, Justin Fields had one of the best games of his entire career thus far. Mike Tomlin had a front-row seat to the Justin Fields masterclass, and with uninspiring play at the quarterback position in Pittsburgh, Justin Fields could be who they target.

It's been quite a while since that Monday night game, but Mike Tomlin could've seen something he can't unsee that game. It's hard to believe that Justin Fields would garner a first-round pick, however, if the Steelers are willing to pay that price, the Chicago Bears better be willing to accept it.

If— and that's a gargantuan if— the Chicago Bears gain a third first-round pick for the 2024 NFL Draft, an already fun draft becomes even more fun. It also gives the Bears a pick in each tier of the draft, giving them more flexibility. That flexibility could be in the trades they could make with their picks, as well as the flexibility to fill as many holes with first-round talent. Reaching on players matters less, which would give the Chicago Bears a lot of power in this draft.

What they do with that power? That's the fun part.

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Chicago Bears selection No. 1: Caleb Williams, QB, USC

This is an easy one. Caleb Williams has been slotted as the No. 1 pick for as long as he's been eligible. If the Chicago Bears use the No. 1 pick, it's going to be shocking if they don't select Caleb Williams.

There's potential of trading down and either keeping Justin Fields or drafting a different quarterback, but in this scenario, the Chicago Bears don't overthink it.

Caleb Williams has his flaws, but the skillset he brings with him is worth the baggage. Rarely will a quarterback enter the league and tear it up immediately. In fact, most don't. There might be a grace period with Caleb Williams in the NFL, but it's possible that the finished product is really darn good at playing quarterback.

There's also the idea that Caleb Williams doesn't want to play for the Chicago Bears, which is just flat-out false. If the Chicago Bears have the No. 1 pick and are certain on drafting a quarterback, the choice is Caleb Williams.