The Chicago Bears have the first pick in the 2023 NFL Draft and a number of options at your disposal.
after writing quarterback justin campos in the first round of the 2021 draft, Chicago could trade for a huge amount and keep Fields under center.
They could also take a quarterback with the first pick and trade Fields or use the pick for a position of need.
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CJ Stroud, who could be the first quarterback taken off the board in April and was also Fields’ teammate for one year at ohio statehe does not want to be recruited by Chicago.
«I don’t want to go there. That’s his team,» Stroud said Friday at the NFL combine. «But I have to do my thing. I have to go build my legacy. He and I are brothers for life.»
Last week, Bears General Manager Ryan Poles He said that the organization is inclined to move the selection.
“We have always leaned [toward trading back from No. 1] because Justin did some really good stuff,” Poles said Tuesday from the scouting combine, according to ESPN. “I’m excited for the direction his game will take. But, at the same time, when he sits in our situation in general, he has to do his due diligence on him. You have to investigate everything. You have to spend time with those guys just to make sure we’re making the right decision.
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«What’s important to me, and I think everyone knows me by now and how I want to treat our players, we’ll be in communication with Justin along the way just to make sure he knows what we’re doing and nothing is a problem.» surprise for him.»
Fields has shown glimpses that he may be the answer in Bears quarterbackimproving in his second year in the NFL.
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Fields passed for 2,242 yards, 17 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 15 games, adding 1,143 rushing yards with eight touchdowns.
After praising Fields for his resilience in 2022, Stroud made sure to add that Fields can do more than use his legs on the football field.
«He’s not a fucking running back. He’s a quarterback,» Stroud said Friday. «He can throw that stone. So, I will always defend my brother. And he will do great things in his career, and I’m excited to play with him.»