June 22, 2024

The Chicago Bears are poised to draft Caleb Williams with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft

CHICAGO (AP) — Caleb Williams might want some deep dish recommendations.

The Chicago Bears are poised to select the USC quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft and bank on the 2022 Heisman Trophy winner to stabilize a position that has long haunted the founding NFL franchise.

They made their intentions clear when they traded Justin Fields to Pittsburgh last month. And barring a major surprise, commissioner Roger Goodell will call Williams’ name when the pick is made.

“It’s Caleb Williams all the way,” ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. said.

Williams checks all the boxes for the Bears with his arm strength and ability to avoid defenders. He can make throws on the run and in the pocket, an area where Fields struggled.

Williams threw 72 touchdown passes with only 10 interceptions the past two seasons at USC after a year at Oklahoma. He followed coach Lincoln Riley from Norman to Los Angeles and became the Trojans’ seventh Heisman winner in 2022.

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