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“Was There Ever Any Doubt”: NFL World Reacts to Bears Justin Fields News With #1 Trade Expectations

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The quarterback position is widely regarded as the most important in football, as famously stated by the legendary coach Don Shula: “Luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck.” In the 2021 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears chose Justin Fields as the 11th overall pick. Although the team has experienced some ups and downs since then, the 24-year-old’s immense potential has always been apparent. As the Bears face a critical offseason, they are expected to commit to Fields as their young quarterback.

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This decision may come as a surprise to some, as there has been much speculation that the team was considering trading Fields in order to secure the latest crop of elite QBs with the first pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Fans are relieved after latest Justin Fields news

Despite some initial surprise from a few, most fans of the Bears were ecstatic to hear the news. Justin Fields had a remarkable season last year, earning widespread recognition as one of the league’s top upcoming quarterbacks. Bears fans have been fervently hyping up their team’s centerpiece, and have consistently called for the retention of Fields at any cost.

As a result, the latest announcement has left many fans elated as they feel that it is the correct decision.
In fact, one fan expressed his joy, stating that the Bears organization has finally confirmed what fans have been saying all along.

These fans also chimed in, claiming that there was never any doubt about retaining Fields.

This fan couldn’t wrap their head around the trade discussions around Fields in the first place:

This fan, however, had an interesting take on the Bear’s decision-making process.

Many are praising the Bears for showing patience and committing to developing Fields. Fields has all the tools to be a franchise QB. With the right coaching and support, he can become one of the best QBs in the league.

What does the #1 pick in the NFL draft look like? 

The upcoming draft class is full of high-level talent. With Bryce Young and CJ Stroud both available, the Bears would have had their pick of two highly-touted young quarterbacks. Many see the top of the draft as a generational draft class. With the likes of Jalen Carter, Will Levis and Anthony Richardson available, among others, many teams will look to bolster their rosters through the draft.

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The 2023 draft upcoming class brims with top-tier talent, featuring the likes of Bryce Young and CJ Stroud, both of whom could have been the Bears’ choice as two highly-regarded up-and-coming quarterbacks. This year’s upper echelon is regarded as a generational class, with Jalen Carter, Will Levis, Anthony Richardson, and several other outstanding prospects available, prompting numerous teams to seek to reinforce their rosters via the draft.

However, the most prominent figures of the year are undoubtedly the two premier prospects, CJ Stroud and Bryce Young, who are expected to fiercely compete for the coveted #1 pick. These quarterbacks are entering the draft following massive seasons for their respective college teams. 

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 10: Justin Fields #1 of the Chicago Bears celebrates a win against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on October 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images)

The Bears will surely hope that their gamble on Justin Fields pays off, as they leave behind a lot of sensational talent at the top of the draft. One thing is for sure, though: the 2023 NFL Draft just got a lot more interesting.

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