5 possible outcomes to Justin Fields situation with Bears

This could go one of several ways.

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5. Bears clean house entirely, firing coaching staff and trading Fields

Some fans might think this is the best route to go. There are those who are out on Fields and want the Bears to move on, and I can see their reasoning there. It's understandable. Fields is a very likable person and player, and it would be difficult to see him go.

From a football and business perspective, though, it would make sense to draft Caleb Williams and reset the clock, so to speak. It would also make sense to bring in an offensive-minded head coach during the same offseason you draft Williams.

Let's say the Bears traded Fields and fired Eberflus. Their first move after firing Eberflus is to hire either Ben Johnson or Frank Smith as their new head coach. From there, one of those guys assembles his offensive staff and the team goes into free agency with the mindset that they're going to build a team around Williams.

It wouldn't be too difficult to sell fans on that idea, which is why I could certainly see it happening. Still, I think the most likely scenario is that the Bears keep Eberflus, trade Fields and fire Getsy. In the end, it gives the franchise some flexibility long-term and, truthfully, it's not every day you get the opportunity to draft a generational talent like Williams.

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