3 Reasons It's Okay the Bears Didn't Draft C.J. Stroud

The Chicago Bears did not draft C.J. Stroud last year. It is fine for these three reasons.

The Chicago Bears did not draft C.J. Stroud last year. It is fine for these three reasons.
The Chicago Bears did not draft C.J. Stroud last year. It is fine for these three reasons. / Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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C.J. Stroud might not be the player he is if he played for offensive coordinator Luke Getsy

Bobby Slowik is getting a ton of credit for developing Stroud. He has done it by keeping things simple.

Everyone is raving about his play designs. A simple offensive scheme with great play calling and designs is two things you would never see attached to former Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy.

There is a reason Chicago parted with Getsy after this season. He tried to turn Fields into Aaron Rodgers, ignoring that Rodgers is a rare talent that is hard to replicate. Fields even said a quarter into the season he was overthinking out there and not playing free.

If the Bears drafted Stroud, he would be playing under the same circumstances as Getsy. Stroud is clearly the better pocket passer than Fields, so he might have a shot at success. He would also probably be asked to throw 20 screen passes against the Minnesota Vikings.

He would also be running plays that were poorly designed, like having tiny Darnell Mooney be the lead blocker on a screen call.

Stroud has won a division and a playoff game with wide receivers that are not well known. He is a program elevator, but he also has a really good play caller putting him in a position to succeed. He would not have that here.

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