3 Bears Who Will Lose Their Roster Spot to a Rookie in the NFL Draft

The Bears have six total draft picks in the 2024 NFL Draft and a few of these picks will take over starting spots. Who will lose their job?

Jan 7, 2024; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA;  Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) during the game
Jan 7, 2024; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) during the game / Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Andrew Billings, DT

The Bears had a lackluster pass rush in 2023. They had problems getting after the quarterback and creating pressure consistently. They were ranked 31st in the NFL in team sacks (30).

Defensive tackle Andrew Billings came to the Windy City in 2023 to be an anchor along the interior. Billings was solid last season, logging 27 total tackles but with zero sacks.

The Bears need more juice upfront and there are options to upgrade the positions in the draft. With three selections in the third and fourth rounds, they could use one of the picks to draft another presence up front.

1. Justin Fields, QB

It's been clear that the Bears are going to part ways with quarterback Justin Fields over the next few weeks. They own the No. 1 overall pick and are widely expected to snag a quarterback. The top QB prospects are Caleb Williams, Drake Maye, and Jayden Daniels.

Many people around the league expect Chicago to select Williams with the first overall pick and reset the rookie QB clock.

During his tenure in Chicago, Fields has been inconsistent as a passer. He tends to hold onto the ball too long which leads to unnecessary hits and sacks. Over the past three seasons, Fields completed 60% of his throws for 6,674 passing yards, 40 passing touchdowns, and 30 interceptions.

Williams has the opportunity to bring some new hope to the organization. Most draft experts would also have Williams over Fields if they were in the same class.

There have already been rumors that Chicago is shopping Fields at the NFL Scouting Combine down in Indianapolis.

Despite the boatload of cap space and the draft picks the Bears hold this offseason, the oddsmakers don't seem to believe in them. In fact, on FanDuel Sportsbook, the Bears have the worst odds in the NFC North (+440) to win the division next season.

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