Chris Long Now Convinced Bears Stole Best QB In 2021 Draft Class

Chris Long has seen a lot of success in his NFL career. During that time, he developed a better understanding of what quarterbacks are like. He endured the dark years at St. Louis and Sam Bradford. Then he won the Super Bowl with Tom Brady in 2016. A year later, he did it again in Philadelphia with Carson Wentz and Nick Foles. Long Long played 11 years in the league. So he’s not afraid to speak his mind on things. With his brother a former Chicago Bears player, he has kept a close eye on the team for nearly a decade.

His interest grew last year when the team made a blockbuster move in the NFL draft, jumping nine spots to select quarterback Justin Fields. Long is a big fan of the Ohio State star and has expressed the belief that he can be the best in his class when the dirt settles. That was tough at the time, with golden boy Trevor Lawrence going #1 overall to Jacksonville. It may take a long time. Lawrence’s passer rating is 78.0 over the last five games. 99.7 sites. So Long decided to double down on what he said during an interview with Rich Eisen.

“Last year, I was fine He is probably the best in his class and I think he will prove himself to be true.. Its ceiling is very high. Just look at that 61 yard run yesterday. Add that to 3 and 8 [touchdown pass] to Mooney, a beautiful throw. The difficulty of some of the dishes he is doing…because there are not many limits with the talent they have without injury…calls…you know Getsy did a heck of a job…

I think they are moving in the right direction. People were like, ‘Why drop your defensive weapons and then move to Claypool?’ Because it’s important to develop your quarterback in an environment where he doesn’t falter.

Chris Long is credited with Fields’ growth.

Most of the young quarterbacks around them aren’t going to get more help. A decent lineup and some weapons are above average. Not so the case with Fields. His line is among the best in the NFL when it comes to reliable pass protection. For the Warriors, Darnell Mooney is their best receiver, and hasn’t said much this year. Cole Kmet has three hits in the past two games, but his impact has been limited for the most part. That’s why the Bears made a serious trade for Chase Claypool. This offense needs more talent.

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GM Ryan Poles will have a chance to make do this coming spring with $100 million in cap space and possibly a top 10 draft pick. Things will get interesting if the Bears can land one or two blue-chip players. One thing is certain. Chris Long is probably glad he’s retired. The last thing he wants is to play and chase someone like Fields around for 60 minutes.

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