After waiting for what seemed like forever, the Bears finally drafted an edge rusher in Utah’s Kylie Fitts in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. What Chicago didn’t wait on, is noting what their new pass rusher once did to one of pro football’s rising young stars, and whether Fitts will be able to do it again. Some fun from the Bears’ social media team, or accurate prognostication in the start of an NFC rivalry?
Current Rams starting quarterback Jared Goff once played against Fitts in college by virtue of being in the same conference the Pac-12. Goff with California and Fitts with Utah.
In that one game, Fitts sacked Goff and forced a fumble off of him en route to a victory for the Utes. This was a moment the Bears couldn’t help but point out with the Rams set to visit Chicago in Week 14 at Soldier Field this December.
If all goes well, Fitts is playing a significant role for Chicago by then. He certainly has the ability, he just has to stay healthy. And if Fitts does indeed line up across from Goff: the quarterback better watch out. At least if the small sample size of history is any indication.
Robert Zeglinski is the Bears beat writer for The Rock River Times, an editor for Windy City Gridiron and Inside The Pylon, and is a contributor to Pro Football Weekly and The Athletic Chicago. You can follow him on Twitter @RobertZeglinski.