Report: The Bears "Will Do Their Homework" on Draft's Top QBs

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Report: The Bears “Will Do Their Homework” on Draft’s Top QBs

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The top of the 2023 NFL Draft has a trio of quarterbacks that figure to be the object of affection for numerous general managers. Alabama’s Bryce Young, Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud, and Kentucky’s Will Levis are at the top of draft boards and wish lists of quarterback-needy teams. And even though the Chicago Bears are publicly saying that they’re rolling with Justin Fields moving forward, there is some due diligence that must be done at the position.

And ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler says the Bears are ready to do it.

“The Bears will do their homework on Young, Stroud and Will Levis atop the draft,” Fowler says in a roundup of Super Bowl week buzz at ESPN. “But Fields’ ceiling remains mighty high.”

In other words, GM Ryan Poles is preparing to do his job this offseason.

The Bears *SHOULD* be doing their homework on Young, Stroud, and Levis. Even if they aren’t planning on picking one of these quarterbacks, knowledge is power. Knowing these prospects in and out could be vital to their plans to trade the No. 1 overall pick. The more they know about these QBs, the more informed their conversations will be with teams wanting to cut a deal. Any bit of information the Bears can relay to teams wanting to draft a quarterback could be helpful.

Personally, I rage when thinking about how former GM Ryan Pace dug deeper in his search for kicking help in 2019 than he did when looking for a quarterback in the 2017 NFL Draft. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoyed following that circus. Although, I’d prefer to never do that again. Anyway, seeing Pace’s replacement, Ryan Poles, preparing to go on fact-finding missions regarding this quarterback class is encouraging. It’s amazing how doing the basics of your job reflects well on you.

In the end, the Bears diving deep into the quarterback class is kind of a “duh” report. Even still … it is encouraging that Poles is leaving no stone left unturned. Here’s hoping that homework helps the Bears get an “A” in their draft efforts in April.

Author: Luis Medina

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