Let’s go back in time to Draft Night, 2017, shall we? Mike Glennon, the newly-signed quarterback for the Chicago Bears, was hosting the team’s draft party at Soldier Field. Meanwhile, at the Bears headquarters, Bears general manager Ryan Pace was trading up to the second overall pick to grab quarterback Mitch Trubisky.
This March, the Bears announced their big free-agent signing after the Trubisky experiment didn’t work. Chicago signed Andy Dalton, and was adamant that he was the number one quarterback.
On Draft Night 2021, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields wasn’t picked in the first 10 picks. Again, Pace made a Draft night trade, moving from no. 20 to no. 11 to pick Fields. Luckily for Dalton, there is not a draft party in Chicago due to COVID restrictions.
While it may seem like a classic case of history repeating itself, Fields is a much more pro-ready quarterback than Mitch Trubisky ever was. He’s a dynamic leader who is mobile on the field. Chicago is incredibly hungry for a good quarterback, considering that their last great signal caller played before televisions were widely available.