Packers better pray the Bears were wrong about this pre-draft opinion

If the tide is finally turning in Chicago, things could get interesting.
Rome Odunze, Caleb Williams
Rome Odunze, Caleb Williams / Michael Reaves/GettyImages

One of the bigger storylines, this offseason, has been regarding the Green Bay Packers' bitter rival over in the Windy City.

Obviously, the Chicago Bears were set up with the no. 1 overall pick by the Carolina Panthers. And with that pick, the Bears took quarterback Caleb Williams out of USC. Williams was long-regarded as the top quarterback prospect to come out in roughly a decade.

Williams gives the Bears some hope after over 100 years of never seeing a single 4,000-yard passer or even witnessing a quarterback throw 30 touchdown passes in a season. It doesn't take a football genius to realize that Williams certainly has the potential to do both of those things, although Green Bay is hoping for one of the all-time greatest busts this league has ever seen.

We won't know until he steps on the field, for real, though. Now, Williams will have some weapons to throw to, including a guy the Bears took just a few picks later in the first round.

After the Bears selected Washington wide receiver Rome Odunze at no. 9, pairing him with Williams, their assistant general manager, Ian Cunningham, hit us with one of the biggest bombshell pre-draft opinions we've ever heard (courtesy of the latest "1920 Football Drive"):

"[We got our] number one and number two player though." Cunningham told Bears general manager Ryan Poles.

If the Bears happen to be right, the Packers might finally be in for a fair rivalry

So, hold on a minute ... the Bears had Caleb Williams and Rome Odunze as their no. 1 and no. 2 overall players in this year's draft class?

That's wild.

It's quite the take to put Odunze ahead of Marvin Harrison Jr. and Malik Nabers, but every front office is free to their opinion.

Now, from the Packers' perspective, this could wind up being a dangerous team to play. If Williams does pan out as a top-5 quarterback in this league, which is what the Bears' scouting department believes (again courtesy of the above linked episode), then the Packers might finally get a taste of what it's like to suffer at the hands of an elite quarterback.

Not only that, but if Odunze winds up being similar to the guy he's often compared to, Larry Fitzgerald, then the next few years could be a whole lot tougher than the past dozen or so games have been within this rivalry.

Packer fans, how are you feeling about this take by the Bears' assistant GM?