Between a rookie quarterback(Stroud) and a quarterback who sat four years before making his first start(Love), the urgency to get the quarterback position right has never been higher. Instead of putting a rookie quarterback and the head coach in the same timeline, which has not been done since 1999 with Dick Jauron and Cade McNown, Poles is likely going to make the same mistakes that Ryan Pace was fired when he paired Mitchell Trubisky and John Fox, and Justin Fields and Matt Nagy.
If they draft Caleb Williams with the first overall pick, can a conservative coach like Matt Eberflus co-exist with Williams? Hiring a new offensive coordinator and drafting a new quarterback means little if Eberflus tries to tame Williams' strength and does not allow the offense to thrive. They fired Luke Getsy and several other assistants for a reason, right?
Even if the Bears' talent is significantly better than when Poles first took over, this roster is not a quarterback away from being competitive. They desperately need to draft receivers outside of the Big 3 in Marvin Harrison Jr., Malik Nabers, or Rome Odunze even if one of them gets drafted by the Bears. Rams rookie Puka Nacua was a fifth-round pick and almost had 1,500 yards this season, and almost 200 yards in his first playoff game. The Bears have Tyler Scott and Velus Jones, neither of whom made any impact so far.