Alleged future Vikings nightmare has 'rough day' during Bears OTAs

Chicago Bears QB Caleb Williams
Chicago Bears QB Caleb Williams / Michael Reaves/GettyImages

During the majority of their time as division rivals, the Minnesota Vikings haven't really had to worry about a quarterback succeeding in a Chicago Bears uniform. However, this could potentially change soon with the Bears selecting former USC signal-caller Caleb Williams with the No. 1 overall pick in last month's NFL Draft.

Rightfully so, Chicago fans are pumped about Williams and the potential success that he can help the franchise achieve in the future. At the same time, the rookie doesn't have to do a ton to impress Bears fans, as the team doesn't exactly have a rich history of top-notch quarterbacks.

Still, Williams has high expectations, and helping Chicago conquer an NFC North division that includes the Vikings, Detroit Lions, and Green Bay Packers is certainly one of them.

Chicago Bears QB Caleb Williams still has work to do before becoming Minnesota Vikings worst nightmare

Typically, rookie quarterbacks struggle during their first year in the NFL, especially during the early part of their career. Sure, there have been some outliers in the past, but for the most part, a signal-caller's rookie season tends to be full of mistakes.

So, when's Nicholas Moreano shared on Twitter that Williams had a "rough day" during the Bears' OTA practice session on Thursday, it really shouldn't come as a surprise.

Just as J.J. McCarthy is expected to experience a variety of ups and downs during his rookie year with Minnesota, the same is likely going to be true for Williams in his first season with Chicago.

Unlike McCarthy, however, we already know that Williams is being thrown into the fire immediately with the Bears, as the team has already declared him their starting quarterback for the 2024 season. So, when the former USC passer struggles during his rookie year, it's going to happen in meaningful games that will have in impact on Chicago's chances of making the playoffs.

This definitely isn't to say that Minnesota doesn't have to worry about Williams becoming a problem for them in the future. That still has a very good chance of happening, but Thursday's post from Moreano should just serve as a reminder that Williams still has a lot to learn and overcome before he is able to possibly emerge as the best quarterback in the NFC North.

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