It finally happened.
The Chicago Bears have added their first quarterback via the NFL Draft since taking Mitch Trubisky second overall in 2017. In a move that sent Bears Twitter into the stratosphere, the Bears traded up with the New York Giants to select former Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields 11th overall. Chicago sent the 20th overall pick this year, a 2021 fifth-rounder (No. 164 overall), a 2022 first-round pick and a 2022 fourth-rounder to the Giants in order to nab Fields, per Field Yates.
Many analysts and insiders had been speculating for months that the Bears could be looking to make a huge move to address the position in the draft, with Andy Dalton’s one-year, $10 million contract reassuring no one that the team had found its franchise quarterback. Fields entering the picture changes that for a city that has been starved at the position for decades.
The former Ohio State star will now give Matt Nagy a quarterback with a similar skill set to Patrick Mahomes. Plus, he already has a nickname that is tailor made for the Windy City:
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) April 30, 2021
— Kyle (@Ky1eLong) April 30, 2021
— Whitney Harding (@WhitneyNBC4) April 30, 2021
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