News Just-In, Fields is a Bear!
Ryan Pace has done the unthinkable. In a shock move that most of us had hoped for (but did not see coming), the Bears successfully moved up nine spots in the draft, courtesy of the Giants, to snare pick 11, in exchange for picks 20 and 164 (2021), and future first and fourth round picks in 2022.
When Justin Fields was announced, Twitter went into meltdown. Bears fans from all over the globe were sent into a complete state of hysteria.
Which begs the question, have the Bears finally gotten the quarterback situation completely right this time?
You bet they did.
Following the shock move, many stated that it had Matt Nagy’s fingerprints all over it. This is the kind of “collaboration” between coach and GM that we as fans have all been waiting for.
Perhaps it was Pace’s relationship with Giants GM Dave Gettlemen that helped get the deal over the line.
Speaking in the post-draft press conference, Pace said;
“Fortunately, with the Giants, I’ve known Dave Gettleman for 20 years. He’s an amazing person and amazing General Manager and we go way back, so that communication started really this morning about something like that happening and when we were able to execute it in the draft. I just feel real fortunate.”
Pace has done his job. He’s delivered a stud Quarterback to Soldier Field, so the attention now turns to Nagy, John De Filipo and Bill Lazor. They must now develop Fields and help him realize his potential.
No need to start him too early. Timing will be of the essence.
The Bears Quarterback room that awaits Fields is stacked with a boatload of talent and experience. Under the mentorship of both Andy Dalton and Super Bowl MVP Champ Nick Foles, Fields can look forward to an environment conducive to high-learning, whilst playing a similar understudy role that Patrick Mahomes did to Alex Smith.
So with training camp just a few short months away and the on-going Aaron Rodgers vs Packers saga continuing to boil over, all of a sudden it’s very exciting to be a Bears fan.
So buckle yourselves in everyone, because it’s going to be one hell of a ride.