The Chicago Bears have two first-round picks in the 2024 NFL draft, and insider Jeff Hughes of Da Bears Blog says the team has a plan for both.
When a fan asked insider Hughes on the social media platform X if he had heard about the team potentially being interested in Kansas City Chiefs
defensive lineman Chris Jones, a move that would almost certainly involve trading one of those first-round picks away,
Hughes responded that Chicago's two first-round picks in 2024 were currently being used as "insurance" in case
starting quarterback Justin Fields does not prove to be The Guy. The Bears spent multiple first-round picks on Fields in the 2021 selection,
and after two seasons of flashes and inconsistency, Hughes believes Fields will decide how Chicago's 2024 draft will go: "Fields can change that very soon," he continued.
Last season, Bears quarterbacks were sacked 58 times as a team, ranking fourth in the league.
Many of those were on Fields for holding on to the ball for too long. Fields was sacked 55 times,
which equaled him for the most in the NFL with Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson.
According to statistics guru Warren Sharp, his 14.7% sack percentage last season was the best in NFL history.