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The Bear’s Den, May 21, 2021

Remember what Fridays felt like before the 2021 draft? Yeah, I don’t either.

NFL: Chicago Bears Minicamp
Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) warms up during the NFL football team’s rookie minicamp at Halas Hall. 
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Chicago Bears storylines: Teven Jenkins position switch - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears rookie QB Justin Fields is special — and fearless and accurate — with his ability to throw deep. That’s one storyline to watch as the Bears transition to organized team activities.

When will Justin Fields start and other Bears questions before OTAs - RSN - Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy have a bunch of new players on the Bears roster, and with those new players come new questions.

Chicago Bears rookie CB Thomas Graham Jr. is determined to show the same playmaking ability and ball skills he displayed at Oregon - ChicagoBears.com - After dropping into the sixth round of the draft, cornerback Thomas Graham Jr. is determined to show the same playmaking ability and ball skills he displayed at Oregon with the Bears.

The Justin Paradigm: When Thinking About the 2021 Bears, Consider the 2020 Chargers - Da Bears Blog - In 2020, they went 7-9, with some inexplicable losses.

POLISH SAUSAGE

The Tim Tebow jerseys are already for sale - ProFootballTalk - Signed by the Jaguars on Thursday morning, the team’s online shop already offers Tim Tebow jerseys for sale.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

2021 NFL game-by-game odds: The Detroit Lions are not favored in any week - Pride Of Detroit - We take a look at the odds for each game on the Lions’ 2021 schedule.

How to build an Aaron Rodgers out of YAC and mediocre quarterbacks - Acme Packing Company - If you draft enough YAC, does it really matter who your quarterback is? The 49ers offense is a case study that suggests QB play really can be minimized with the right weapons. Ken’s Note: Only a Packers fan would think you can replace a GOAT type player with a scrub and a couple of good YAC players. They have NO idea what it’s like to have a scrub behind center.

Packers’ 2020 draft class played among the fewest snaps in the NFL last season - Acme Packing Company - The Packers’ 2020 draft class was clearly taken with the future in mind, but bad injury luck limited the group’s contributions even more. Ken’s Note: A Packers fan said to me “So what happens if Justin Fields doesn’t work out?” My reply: “Well, at least we didn’t trade up to draft a QB who we hope won’t see the field for 3-years while our aging-but-still-prime GOAT-type QB desperately needs WR help to make an SB run this year”

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Bears invest in a Healthy Lifestyle Hub on Chicago’s South Side - Windy City Gridiron - As a part of Kindness Wins Day, we wanted to spotlight a recent endeavor from the Chicago Bears and Bears care.

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