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We’re Having a Fields Day! And Other Bears Bullets

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I should’ve purchased a bigger cup of coffee this morning. But in lieu of a large coffee, I’ll just inject all of the Justin Fields hype directly to my veins.

•   You can’t tell me manifestation doesn’t work:

•   The Dark Side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural. /smirks in Sith

•   Might as well get this out of the way while I can: In no way am I guaranteeing the Justin Fields experience will end differently than every other high-profile quarterback the Bears have made during my lifetime. HOWEVER, that GM Ryan Pace and Head Coach Matt Nagy underwent a different (and more thorough) process than the last time this franchise took the big swing gives me hope. As does Fields’ prospect pedigree, raw talent, and game tape. There is real risk here, but I think the juice is going to be worth the squeeze.

•   With that being said, when was the last time you saw Bears fans uniformly co-signing a first-round draft pick? Or any pick? Was the last big splash move everybody was in agreement on the free-agent signing of Allen Robinson in 2018? I’m not sure what should be considered more unexpected: The Bears trading up and drafting Justin Fields or the widespread approval of the pick itself? I’m not sure it matters. Chicago’s football team is moving forward with Fields as their franchise quarterback. We’ll see how this goes, but I’m ready to embrace whatever is coming down the pipeline.

•   If you thought we were fired up about this news, check out his soon-to-be teammates:

•   Yep, I’m ready to run through a wall for this guy:

•   Baseball splits this town, but the Bears bring us together:

•   It’s amazing to see so many NFL pundits, analysts, insiders, and other thought-leaders heap praise on the Chicago Bears, but I’m here for it:

 

•   FWIW: Fields was Mel Kiper Jr.’s favorite QB prospect in this draft:

“Fields’ game has been picked apart during the pre-draft process, but he’d almost certainly be the top quarterback in most other classes. He’s a special talent. I’ve never wavered on making him my No. 2 signal-caller behind Trevor Lawrence. Fields was questioned when he transferred from Georgia to Ohio State, but I love his competitiveness. He just wants to play.”

•   Nora Princiotti (The Ringer) writes about how far teams are willing to go to snag a first-round quarterback. It’s a fun read on a topic we touched upon earlier in the week after GMs were sharing nuggets and tidbits about what it takes to trade up for a future franchise QB.

•   BOING:

•   I reckon I owe folks a party:

•   Our friends at Obvious Shirts wasted no time last night:

•   For your listening pleasure:



Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.