Pre-draft, it was speculated that Fields was on the San Francisco 49ers’ radar to be taken third overall. The Niners elected to go with North Dakota State product Trey Lance, which led to Justin Fields’ fall down the draft board.
After watching Fields fall to the 11th spot, the Bears decided it was time to make a move to draft their quarterback of the future.
Fields started his collegiate career with the Georgia Bulldogs but transferred to Ohio State after his freshman year. He threw for 5,373 yards in 22 games with the Buckeyes, making the National Championship game this season.
The Bears had a void to fill behind center after parting ways with Mitchell Trubisky this off-season.
The first round of the NFL Draft continues, with wagering options available at FanDuel Sportsbook.
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