Bears Make Declaration on Justin Fields' Future in Todd McShay's Post Super Bowl Mock Draft

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Chicago Bears make a declaration on Justin Fields' future in Todd McShay's post-Super Bowl mock draft.
The Chicago Bears make a declaration on Justin Fields' future in Todd McShay's post-Super Bowl mock draft. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Now that the Super Bowl is behind us and the Kansas City Chiefs have been crowned world champions, all 32 NFL franchises can shift their attention to the offseason. Arguably the most important date on the offseason calendar is April's NFL Draft.

For at least one team, it has the potential to be a turning point in franchise history.

The Chicago Bears head into the draft with the No. 1 overall pick and will have to decide if young quarterback Justin Fields can remain the face of the franchise. Will they trade down for future draft capital and pick a different position? Or will they take one of the top collegiate quarterbacks and continue hitting the reset button?

ESPN insider and draft expert Todd McShay released his post-Super Bowl mock draft on Wednesday and gave us answers to these questions.

Bears Mock Draft

McShay thinks the Bears are willing to hand Fields the keys to the franchise and has them pulling off a fantastic first-round trade. He projects Chicago to swap spots with the Indianapolis Colts and move down to No. 4 from the first overall spot.

In this trade, McShay believes the Bears can still nab a defensive player they would have thought about spending the No. 1 pick on regardless -- Georgia Bulldogs defensive tackle Jalen Carter.

Carter is considered one of the two best defensive players in this draft alongside Alabama's Will Anderson Jr. Along with the two quarterbacks (Bryce Young and CJ Stroud), these are the four best players available.

This type of draft move means "a pretty solid Thursday night for GM Ryan Poles," according to McShay.

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