Bears pin hopes on Williams - meet NFL's next superstar - 2 minutes read

For sleeping giant read hibernating Bears. The 105-year-old team is one of just two original NFL sides still in existence but they have been starved of recent success.

The Bears have won nine NFL Championships - although just one of those was a Super Bowl - have won the second-highest number of games in NFL history and have the most players inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Only one of those was a genuine franchise quarterback - and the fact it was Sid Luckman 85 years ago shows why fans are desperate for Williams to fill that aching void.

The team drafted Mitchell Trubisky with the second overall pick in 2017 - famously passing on Mahomes - and Justin Fields with the 11th selection in 2021 but neither worked out.

They have gone all-in on Williams though, as the only quarterback they entertained in Chicago during the pre-draft process, and have supplied their new playmaker with receiving targets.

Rome Odunze was selected with the ninth overall draft pick this year and veteran Keenan Allen, a six-time Pro Bowler, arrived in free agency.

Along with a new stadium on the way, Chicago could finally have hope for the future - but a lot rides on the talented shoulders of their new quarterback.

Source: BBC News

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