Takeaway No. 1: Mahomes makes winning easier
Simply put, Patrick Mahomes makes winning a Super Bowl easier. Since being drafted in 2017, Mahomes has put up first-ball Hall of Fame numbers.
Patrick Mahomes career accomplishments
74-22 overall record (15-3 playoff record)
6-time Pro Bowler
3-time Super Bowl Champion
3-time Super Bowl MVP
2-time AP MVP
2-time PFWA MVP
2-time SN Offensive Player of the Year
2018 AP Offensive Player of the Year
2018 PFWA Offensive Player of the Year
2018 Bert Bell Award
Considering Patrick Mahomes has yet to turn 30 years old, the career trajectory for Mahomes is the clear-cut example for NFL quarterbacks entering the league. Winning a Super Bowl in the last five years has almost exclusively required the winning team to possess a Patrick Mahomes at quarterback.
And the Chicago Bears have a chance to get a prospect who's been called somewhat similar to Mahomes. Caleb Williams isn't Patrick Mahomes, and it's very unlikely a team will draft another Patrick Mahomes for a long time. The term 'generational talent' should now solely be used to describe Patrick Mahomes and Patrick Mahomes only.
That said, when presented with the opportunity to draft someone even close to Mahomes, that needs to be done. It doesn't automatically mean the Chicago Bears will have a 28-year-old Hall of Famer at quarterback, but it increases the likelihood.
Ryan Poles, someone who helped scout Patrick Mahomes, would have a higher chance of knowing if Caleb Williams gives the Bears the best chance of having a Mahomes-esque quarterback. If Poles doesn't see any Mahomes-like qualities in Caleb Williams, it becomes less likely that he's the Bears' next quarterback. If he does see Mahomes-like qualities— even if just a few— it becomes more likely that Caleb Williams will be the next Bears quarterback.
At the end of the day, teams wanting to beat Mahomes will need a Mahomes of their own. And the Chicago Bears could have the chance of their own Mahomes. Time will tell.