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The Bear’s Den, May 22, 2023

Projections and predictions about year-three of the Justin Fields era abound

NFLPA Rookie Premiere Portrait Session
Roschon Johnson #30 of the Chicago Bears poses for a portrait during the NFLPA Rookie Premiere on May 20, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
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Can Justin Fields lead the Chicago Bears to double digit wins in 2023? - In this episode, Will DeWitt and Nicholas Moreano discuss if it’s possible for the Bears to reach double-digit wins in 2023.

Where will Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields rank among 2023 fantasy quarterbacks? - In this episode, the guys discuss if Justin Fields can be a top five fantasy quarterback in 2023. Also, there is some news on the Bears and Arlington Heights.

Deion Sanders perfectly outlines Devin Hester’s Hall of Fame case - On Tap Sports Net - Legendary NFL defensive back Deion Sanders makes a compelling case for why former Chicago Bears returner Devin Hester should be in the Hall of Fame.

Cole Kmet’s Bold Vision: A Potential Brady/Gronk Dynamic with Fields by His Side - On Tap Sports Net - Bears TE Cole Kmet said that Justin Fields and himself are aiming to be a duo like Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski once were.


Lions will be seen in a wide-open NFC North - Chicago Sun-Times - If there’s any sign that points to the upheaval of an NFC North playing without Packers stars Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre for the first time since 1991, it’s this: The NFL sees a world in which America wants to watch, of all teams, the Lions. They’ll play on Saturday night, Monday night and twice on Thursday night.


Will Goodell get the votes this week to force Thursday night flexing through? - ProFootballTalk - Whatever Roger wants, Roger gets. And Roger wants Thursday night flexing.

Opposition increases to new fair catch rule - ProFootballTalk - The next evolution in the kickoff rule was supposed to be the adoption of the NCAA-style rule that results in a fair catch inside the 25 being placed at the 25. That apparently won’t be happening.

Could the Raiders decide to trade Davante Adams after June 1? - ProFootballTalk - Raiders receiver Davante Adams recently spoke with surprising candor regarding his concerns regarding the organization. His only gesture in response to the kerfuffle was to post a photo of himself and G.M. Dave Ziegler with the message, “The Man.”

Kenny Pickett: Teams told me I was off their draft boards over hand size - ProFootballTalk - Much was made before the 2022 draft about the size of Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett‘s hands. And for good reason. Some teams have a minimum hand size below which they will not go.

Vegas sees ’dog days ahead for Bears - Chicago Sun-Times - Oddsmakers expect the team to be improved, but not enough to move the betting needle much.


Zimmerman: Chicago Bears Options at Center for 2023 NFL Season - Windy City Gridiron - Ryan Poles didn’t address center this offseason, here’s the contenders.

Wiltfong: How big a leap can we expect from Braxton Jones? - Windy City Gridiron - Lester takes a closer look at Chicago’s left tackle.

Gabriel: How much improvement can the Bears' offense have in 2023? - Windy City Gridiron - Greg Gabriel takes a big picture look at the projected Bears offense.

Infante: How good are QB Tyson Bagent’s chances to make Bears roster? - Windy City Gridiron - WCG’s lead draft analyst breaks down arguably the Bears’ best undrafted signing of their 2023 class.

Zimmerman: Sam Mustipher departs Chicago Bears for Baltimore Ravens - Windy City Gridiron - As Sam Mustipher heads to the Baltimore Ravens, how should he be remembered as a Chicago Bear?


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