It was a wild first round of the 2021 NFL Draft in Cleveland, Ohio. Five quarterbacks were taken in the first 15 picks and three draft-day trades were made, including a rare interdivisional move.
As the dust settles and teams gear up for the remaining 6 rounds, let’s take a look at three of the winners from day one of the NFL Draft.
Did the Chicago Bears actually draft a franchise quarterback? It’s been a long time since the Jim McMahon era came to a close in the Windy City. After failing with Rex Grossman, Jay Cutler, Mitch Trubisky, and a handful of other quarterbacks, Bears fans finally have a guy under center they can rally around.
The Bears were in a tough spot at No. 20, clearly out of range of the drafts top five quarterbacks, but with Justin Fields still on the board later than expected, the Bears jumped at the opportunity to move up to No. 11 to