Bears G.M. doesn’t rule out taking QB with top pick

January 10, 2023

Bears G.M. doesn’t rule out taking QB with top pick … Some interesting comments by Chicago G.M. Ryan Poles, whose Bears have the first pick at the draft for the first time since 1947, at his end-of-season presser today. Poles said he fully ‘expects’ Justin Fields to be the Bears’ starting QB next fall, but he didn’t totally rule out the possibility of taking a QB with the #1 pick this year. Poles, though, did add that he’d “have to be absolutely blown away to make that type of decision.” According to Poles, Fields “did a good job and showed the ability to be a playmaker, be impactful.” In fact, Fields came within a few yards of setting the all-time rushing mark for a QB, but at the same time, the Bears had the 32nd ranked passing offense in the league this fall. The feeling around the league, though, is that the Bears will in fact stick with Fields at least for another year and likely look to deal the top pick to a more QB needy team a little further down in the top ten. And certainly, Poles left that opton wide open at his presser saying that “if the phones go off and there are certain situations where that can help us, then we’ll go down that avenue. We’ll be pen-minded about everything.”