REPORT: Bears ‘Leaning Towards’ Trading No. 1 Overall Draft Pick With ‘Multiple’ Teams Interested

The Chicago Bears are ‘leaning towards’ trading the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft and moving forward with Justin Fields as their starting quarterback, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The Bears remain committed to Fields as their franchise quarterback, which puts the team in position to build around him in the Draft. There are several teams that are going to be looking to trade up for their quarterback of the future whether that’s Alabama’s Bryce Young, Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud, Kentucky’s Will Levis or Flordia’s Anthony Richardson.

Bears GM Ryan Poles has been pretty consistent on his approach to upgrading the Bears’ roster after the team went 3-14 last season. In January, he told reporters that he remains committed to Justin Fields, who the Bears selected No. 11 overall in 2021, and said that he would have to be “blown away” to draft a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick.