Kirby Lee - USA Today Sports
Kirby Lee - USA Today Sports

Kirk Herbstreit on Bears roster moves


by - Senior Editor -

The Chicago Bears are the talk of the NFL with their new franchise quarterback, Caleb Williams, and a trio of talented receivers who are must-see TV this season.

NFL broadcaster Kirk Herbstreit was on "The Pat McAfee Show" recently and talked about the new-look Bears.

"The moves, of course, they made with DJ Moore last year, picking up Keenan Allen, Rome Odunze comes over in the draft," Herbstreit said. "And then you put a lot on what the rookie quarterback's gonna do in Caleb Williams.

"There is a lot there, to me, to think that the Bears kind of a team when you get to Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, and you think, 'What the hell happened to the Bears?' Now, that's putting a lot on Caleb. But at least they put a lot more pieces around him than Justin had to work with. I'm excited to see what happens there."

Herbstreit assumed that Matt Eberflus was going to get fired during some of the rough stretches with the Bears.

"Every time I kept thinking, 'Are they gonna fire [Matt] Eberflus? Are they gonna fire him like every other franchise does?'" Herbstreit said. "And I got on a Zoom with him to get ready to call a game, and he just had authentic energy that I think his players really rallied around and believed in. And I thought initially it was maybe just kinda show, but as it went on, I saw how the team responded to him, and I thought, 'Man, this team, I think, really likes this guy.' And they're really responding to him."

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