Earlier this morning Albert Breer, Senior NFL reporter from Sports Illustrated’s Monday Morning Quarterback, Tweeted out a list of teams that “we’ve confirmed as slated to be at Ohio State QB Justin Fields’ second pro day,” and the Chicago Bears were missing from that initial list.
And as per the apparent rules of social media, some Bears’ fans were in a tizzy.
The Bears already watched Fields throw at Ohio State’s first pro day, and they’ve been in attendance at the pro days for just about every draft eligible quarterback, but that didn’t stop some from rage Tweeting their displeasure about the Bears ignoring the guy they’ve been rumored to be targeting in a trade up.
Those concerns were alleviated by this Tweet by The Ohio State University.
Just in case you can’t make out that coach watching Fields intently in the first picture, I blew it up for you.
Not only was Matt Nagy there but Ryan Pace was in the building somewhere as well.
There’s been a lot of buzz about quarterbacks going 1 (Trevor Lawrence), 2 (Zach Wilson), 3 (Mac Jones), which has teams scrambling on how to trade up to 4 for a shot at Fields, which is the exact scenario I played out in my latest Theme Mock Draft.
Is it likely the Bears take a big swing and trade themselves up to 4?
I can’t seen them being able to match the offers the other QB needy teams will be able to send Atlanta’s way, but the Bears have been in on every available quarterback this offseason, so a move would not shock me at all. But if a move is on the table, I hope they have the patience to wait and see what happens at three overall before making a deal.
While the rumors suggest the San Francisco 49ers are targeting Alabama’s Mac Jones with that third overall pick, I can’t see them passing on Fields, who was the consensus number 2 QB in the class before the Jones hype began.
Ultimately the Bears being at the Buckeyes’ pro day was probably more for the other players working out, but it’s good to see them doing their due diligence on the QB just in case.