Justin Fields

Ryan Poles says he’d have to be ‘blown away’ to draft QB with No. 1 pick

If Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields proved anything in 2022, it’s that he’s one of the game’s elite playmakers at the position. He has room to grow as a passer, but entering his second offseason in offensive coordinator Luke Getsy’s system, growth is expected.

Fields will be the Bears’ quarterback in 2023 and for the foreseeable future. Despite some outlets doing their best to generate clicks by suggesting general manager Ryan Poles should trade Fields and select Alabama’s Bryce Young with the first pick in the 2023 NFL draft, Poles said Tuesday in the team’s end-of-year press conference that the odds of that happening are slim.

“We’re going to do the same as we’ve always done, evaluate the draft class,” Poles said Tuesday of scouting this year’s quarterbacks. “I will say this. I’d have to be absolutely blown away to make that decision.”

Let that sink in. The Bears’ general manager confirmed he’d have to be ‘absolutely blown away’ by a quarterback prospect to consider moving on from Fields.

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