Latest hint about the Bears' plans for the No. 1 pick is good news for the Patriots

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There has been a lot of discussion surrounding who the Chicago Bears will inevitably decide to draft with the coveted first-overall pick in the upcoming draft. Most analysts believe they will take a quarterback, mainly due to having their choice of any player in the class. But there haven't been any clear signs that the franchise is ready to move on from Justin Fields.

If anything, they've seemed to say the contrary.

Many of the quarterback's teammates have publicly voiced their support for Fields and even shared their confidence in him as the QB1 moving forward. Although he hasn't been the most successful through three seasons so far, coaching changes and lack of offensive weapons have more than contributed to that.

Now that they acquired D.J. Moore, who had the best statistical season of his six-year career in 2023, they are in a prime position to add more help for Fields through the draft, hence selecting Marvin Harrison Jr., the top receiver of the class. They also hold the 9th overall pick, allowing them to add even more depth to their offense if they please.

Of course, they could choose a quarterback like Caleb Williams, who most analysts have projected they would take. But the Bears' most recent social media activity suggests they're still all-in on Fields., which could be a good sign for a team like the Patriots.

If they want to stick it out with Fields, who they have to decide about his fifth-year option this offseason, that opens the door for more players the Patriots will have available when they're on the clock. It would eliminate someone, too, especially a receiver, which would be unfortunate if they were planning to forgo a quarterback in the first round.

However, most mock drafts have them taking the third-ranked quarterback in the class, Jayden Daniels. If the Bears take a receiver, that means either Drake Maye or Caleb Williams will be available for New England when they're on the clock.

Whatever the Bears decide will like directly impact what Jerod Mayo and Co. choose to do with their pick, so any little hint like this tweet could be providing subtle hints at what they will do.

Unfortunately, there is still three months until the first night of the draft, so we'll be waiting quite a while until we definitively know the answer.

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