6 Bears likely leaving Chicago in the new year

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There are six players most likely on their way out once the season ends.

Justin Fields

His future with the team has been a hot topic, especially among Bears' social media. Go on X, formerly known as Twitter, and you will see this topic debated endlessly. There is a group that wants the team to move on from Fields. There is another that wants the team to continue to build around Fields.

At least Fields has blocked out the noise to focus on the present.

The only person's opinion that will matter is Ryan Poles. He has indicated he will do his due diligence when it comes to the quarterback prospects in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Williams has been compared to Peyton Manning. He has a great arm and is already better at playing in the pocket than Fields.

Fields has played better since a miserable start to the season. It has still not been to the level to leave no doubt that he is the long-term quarterback.

He is still flashes of potential from the pocket. Where he has been outstanding is on the move. The problem is that Getsy has been inconsistent in calling plays that fit Fields' strengths. That is why the debate rages on as we do not have a clear answer on Fields' ability to operate within the pocket to complement his running ability.

With the No. 1 overall pick staring the franchise in the face, there is a good chance the team will move on with Fields because Williams is too good of a prospect to pass up. Also, it will reset the rookie quarterback contract clock. Poles must decide on exercising Fields' fifth-year option.

Instead, he could go with Caleb, trade Fields for additional picks, and use the cap space Williams' contract provides to continue to add impact players in free agency.