Bears legend weighs in on Chicago drafting Caleb Williams and Rome Odunze

Iron Mike has spoken.
Chicago Bears, Rome Odunze, Caleb Williams
Chicago Bears, Rome Odunze, Caleb Williams / Michael Reaves/GettyImages

The 2024 NFL Draft couldn't have gone any better for the Chicago Bears.

No matter who you ask, the Bears had one heck of a weekend, and it began with Caleb Williams and Rome Odunze in Round 1. You couldn't have asked for a better duo for the Bears to realistically come away with.

Quite frankly, these Bears are now set up to compete with just about anybody, and immediately. As long as Williams brings what we think he will bring to this organization, Chicago is ready to make some noise in 2024 and beyond.

After the two of them were selected, Williams and Odunze sat down and were greeted by a Bears legend who offered them one question, point-blank.

Mike Singletary had a pretty simple question for the Bears' first-round picks

"What are you bringing to add on to this tradition of the Bears?" Singletary asked.

QB1 answered first.

"I'm bringing somebody that cares, somebody that loves the game, somebody that loves his teammates," Williams responded.

It was the no. 9 pick's turn, next.

"You got me hyped. You got me ready to go. The one thing you can control is attitude and effort ... so, just encouraging people and being that example to people," Odunze said.

For all of the pre-draft narratives that were written and spun about Williams, specifically, he's seemed to answer the bell just fine. Williams has proven to be a guy who cares a lot about winning and a lot about his teammates. So, any of the negative remarks made about his character before the draft are starting to look awfully silly.

For example, take a look at Williams' X (Twitter) account. All he did after being drafted was post and repost content about his peers and teammates getting drafted and signed as undrafted free agents, offering his support and excitement for countless guys seeing their dreams come true.

That's a guy who cares about his friends, teammates and peers. He cares about the game. He cares about others' success, not just his own. Don't get it twisted, Williams cares first and foremost about his own team's success. But, seeing his peers and teammates succeed by reaching their dreams was a common topic of the weekend for the former USC quarterback.

Between Williams and Odunze, the Bears have a pair of young, talented guys who are looking forward to sustained success in Chicago, for a very long time. Williams and Odunze have displayed impeccable character and attitude the past few days, proving they can not only handle the platform, but relish the moment as well.