Chicago Bears Twitter was on pins and needles all night as the top QB prospects Justin Fields and Mac Jones fell down the board, out of the top 10.
With each passing pick, the calls for the Bears to make a trade grew louder and louder.
And as the Giants hit the clock...it happened: Adam Schefter had the Tweet that Chicago has been clamoring for for years.
Chicago is trading up from No. 20 to the Giants’ turn at No. 11. QB time....— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 30, 2021
And the compensation:
Giants trade: Pick 11— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 30, 2021
Bears trade: Pick 20, 164, 2022 first-round pick and 2022 fourth-round pick.
Seems like a fair trade, not giving up too much, but then again it all becomes dependent on if the player works out or not. Speaking of which...
Which QB was it for? Surely, it had to be Fields, right? Chicago Tribune reporter Brad Biggs had it first and sure enough the celebration kicked off:
#Bears are selecting Ohio State QB Justin Fields with the 11th overall pick.— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) April 30, 2021
But first Twitter still had jokes:
This is the perfect artistic representation of the Bears. pic.twitter.com/fmhaTEC9ke— Ryan Nanni (@celebrityhottub) April 30, 2021
Annnnd the reaction. Friends, the Bears have a QB (hopefully):
Ok. This was the right move. Can’t believe they made it happen. Now I gotta buy more rum.— Lost (@lostinstl72) April 30, 2021
Let’s FUCKING GO!!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/C1BkS9vxF5— It Became Personal To Me (@OGChrisBrown88) April 30, 2021
LFG!!!!!!!!!!! MY BEARS!!!— Jessica Smetana (@jessica_smetana) April 30, 2021
THE BEARS ARE BACK BABY!!!!!!!!!— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) April 30, 2021
Justin Fields at 11 to the Chicago Bears LFG BEAR DOWN WAKE UP THE FANBASE LFG— Chris Bleck (@chrisbleck) April 30, 2021
I love something Ryan Pace and the Chicago Bears.— Matt Eurich (@MattEurich) April 30, 2021
I don't know how to feel right now.
The #Bears’ title window is still alive. Justin Fields is the future.— Jacob Infante (@jacobinfante24) April 30, 2021
Ryan Pace, you magnificent son of a bitch.
From @dpbrugler on new Bears QB Justin Fields: "Fields has had the spotlight on him for a long time and he hasn’t wilted while displaying the confidence and— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) April 30, 2021
competitive toughness that teammates rally behind."
As happy as I am right now, @AllenRobinson is even happier.— Brett Kollmann (@BrettKollmann) April 30, 2021
The Bears did something right at the quarterback position. Congrats Bears fans— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) April 30, 2021
The #Bears finally have their QB. Justin Fields, it is official! Welcome to Da Bears!— Erik Duerrwaechter (@EDuerrwaechter) April 30, 2021
There are two reasons I'm thrilled about the Bears taking Justin Fields.— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) April 30, 2021
1. I love Justin Fields
2. It means I don't have to sell myself on Kellen Mond or somebody
I’m 42. Grown adult. Two kids sleeping down the hall.— Kyle Brandt (@KyleBrandt) April 30, 2021
I might cry a little. I’m so proud of the Bears.
I'm dead. I died.— Robert Mays (@robertmays) April 30, 2021
Former players are happy too:
Let’s goooooo !— Olin kreutz (@olin_kreutz) April 30, 2021
Let’s Gooo! Justin Fields!!!!!! # ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/yX6wav0D1J— Jason McKie (@Jmack37) April 30, 2021
So are current players:
Fields littyyyyyyyyy, GA BOY— Kindle Vildor (@ThePremier20) April 30, 2021
Finally, don’t be THOSE fans, OK?
All right #Bears fans, let’s all agree to no boo Justin Fields before he steps on the field. Fair?— Greg Liebbe (@gliebbe) April 30, 2021
What do you think of the pick? What was your reaction? What about the compensation? Too much?
For more on the Justin Fields selection, give Robert Schmitz a listen on his Bear With Me podcast as he’s joined by Jacob Infante, EJ Snyder, and Danny Meehan to break down the pick.