We are all trying to read between the lines and figure out if the Chicago Bears are going to keep or trade the top pick in the 2024 NFL draft. This decision will determine where Caleb Williams begins his NFL career.
The Bears appear ready to hire Shane Waldron as their offensive coordinator. As of Monday night, they are still in the process of finalizing an agreement, meaning the hire is not yet official, but everyone expects this deal to be completed before too long.
“According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Bears are working towards a deal to hire former Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Shane Waldron as their new OC. He replaces Luke Getsy, who was fired after two seasons.
“Head coach Matt Eberflus informed other candidates of his decision last night, according to Albert Breer. “Waldron was in the mix for a number of coordinator jobs, so Chicago’s ability to move swiftly and efficiently through its process was key.”
Whether this means the Bears will take Caleb Williams or trade their No. 1 pick and surround Justin Fields with assets remains unclear. There is no widespread consensus in NFL circles that this clearly points in one direction or another. We will just have to stay tuned and look for more clues. Whether we will get them before late April is unknown.