Caleb Williams is likely going to be the top prospect coming into the 2024 NFL Draft, and there are a few teams who truly need to get the highly-rated quarterback. Through one-quarter of the 2023 NFL season, I bet about 24 teams would love to get Caleb Williams to begin their 2024 season. Williams is largely viewed as the top prospect in the coming draft and has been labeled a "generational" prospect by some.
Some teams have had bad quarterback play for years and need someone like Williams to kickstart their franchise. Other teams are fighting a losing battle with their current quarterbacks but don't really have another viable option that is realistic. In today's NFL, if you don't have a QB, you aren't winning many games.
Sure, there are weeks where a defense can carry a team to victory, but making any sort of progress in today's NFL requires a high-end passer, and Williams seems to be just that. Honestly, it almost feels like he's a "sure thing" type of prospect, which is nearly unheard of. That's really only ever been guys like John Elway, Andrew Luck, and Trevor Lawrence at the position.
And both Luck and Lawrence clearly had and have their flaws. Anyway, these three teams need to "tank" for Caleb Williams.
3 teams who desperately need to "tank" for USC QB Caleb Williams
1. Chicago Bears
Let's get the easy one out of the way. The Chicago Bears have not won a game in a calendar year and are fighting a losing battle with Justin Fields, who is not a viable QB in the NFL. He's got some tools, but it's clear that the NFL game is out of his league. He struggles with hanging in the pocket for too long and really makes some puzzling decisions sometimes.
Well, currently, the Bears have the first overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, and would very obviously draft Williams if they still have the top pick. He'd bring a type of QB that Chicago has never had before, perhaps finally giving them a 4,000-yard passer. Drafting #1 overall would also likely mean a brand new coaching staff and front office, which would probably be picked with Caleb Williams in mind.