Since the tail end of the regular season, much of the talk around the Chicago Bears has been regarding what they will end up doing with the number one overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.
General manager Ryan Poles has a lot of power at the moment, with that pick ultimately being able to turn into Alabama quarterback Bryce Young, whom many believe will be the number one selection.
But, the Bears already have a quarterback in Justin Fields.
Fields went on The Rich Eisen Show recently and was asked about that coveted pick which the Bears own. His response should not surprise anybody, though, as he kept it cool, calm and classy as usual.
“How I look at it is just controlling the controllables. No matter what happens with me, I can control what I can control, and that’s how I approach the game. That’s how I train for the game and how I carry myself within the game,” he said.
Justin Fields has said all of the right things when it comes to the Chicago Bears’ no. 1 overall draft pick
“It’s jut those three aspects to where I kind of just have to look myself in the mirror and kind of say, ‘What can I control?’ It is what it is and just move on and be the best quarterback I can be. Now is the time to where I’ve been trying to grow personally, spiritually, as a quarterback, so I’ve grown a lot these past few weeks of the offseason.”
The maturity Fields has shown since Day 1 is not a shock. That’s who he’s been for years now. And, unfortunately, he landed in a spot like Chicago where the quarterback position has historically been a joke. It’s one of the most single-ridiculed positions in all of sports, all things considered.
For a team that has never had a 4,000-yard passer or a quarterback throw for 30 touchdowns, Fields had to know he’d be under scrutiny from the beginning.
It didn’t help that his front office chose to wait a year before truly building around him, too. So, if he’s given the chance to be the starting quarterback in 2023 (which he should), I expect Fields to take a leap, so long as Poles does his best to build around him this offseason.