Jaylon Johnson sets tone for Caleb Williams' arrival to Chicago Bears locker room

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Caleb Williams is officially the Chicago Bears' starting quarterback after being selected first overall by the team at the start of the 2024 NFL Draft last Thursday.

Williams' first practice with the Bears will be next week at the team's rookie mini-camp but the former USC superstar has already made quite the impression on not only the team's fanbase but his new teammates.

The more that Bears fans get to know Williams, the more it's been apparent that the narrative surrounding Williams does not match the player and leader he is.

Prior to Williams officially being selected by the Bears, one of the "controversies" that surfaced was when Bears' cornerback Jaylon Johnson seemingly referred to his new teammate as "Hollywood".

Johnson was a guest with "The Parkins and Spiegel Show" of 670 The Score on Monday and confirmed that there is no issue with Williams.

"“I cleared the air and was like, ‘Hey, that wasn’t what it was supposed to be, I don’t know you,’” Johnson said. “He hit me and was like, ‘Hey, I’m a winner, I just want to win.’

“We had that conversation. I’m like it’s all good. Then I talked a little trash about Utah and USC, and it was all good.”"

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Jaylon Johnson set the record straight on his welcoming of Caleb Williams as the Chicago Bears' quarterback.

Regardless of how Johnson may have felt about Williams and the aura that surrounded him prior to the 2024 NFL Draft, the fact remains that Williams is now not only the starting quarterback of the Bears but the quarterback that many expect to put an end to the misery that the team has had at the position.

To that end, the fact that Williams took it upon himself to text Johnson directly is a great sign. Williams is now going to cower in his role as the leader of the Bears, and while that does not guarantee success on the field, it does show a sense of awareness that the Bears have rarely had at the quarterback position.