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CJ Stroud says he does not want to play for the Bears | Says that is Justin Fields team

CJ Stroud is one of the best quarterbacks in the 2023 NFL Draft. The Ohio State quarterback is a star in the making.
CJ Stroud says he does not want to play for the Bears | Says that is Justin Fields team

Justin Fields trade rumors have been swirling left and right and when Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud was asked about potentially going to the Bears first overall his response was clear. He does not want to play for the Bears, because that is his brother’s team.

“I mean, nah, I don’t want to go there,” Stroud said Friday. “That’s his team. I can do my thing. I can go build my legacy. He texted me yesterday morning. Me and him are brothers for life.”

“I was proud of him,” Stroud said. “There’s so many times when you get knocked down, but I feel like a true man’s character is when you get knocked down, you get up. And he’s got up every time, and he’s stepped up to the plate, and he hasn’t blamed anybody; he hasn’t pointed no fingers; and he hasn’t done anything. As a human, that just shows you what type of man he is and what type of family he comes from.

“It’s hard, man. You get hit so many times hard in the face. You have to make plays using your feet, and he ain’t no damn running back. He’s a quarterback. He can sling that rock. I’m going to stand up for my brother every time, and he’s going to do great things in his career, and I’m excited to play with him [in the NFL].”

Even though Chicago Bears General Manager Ryan Poles said earlier this week “the plan right now” is to stick with Fields, they are doing their due diligence on the quarterbacks in this draft class.

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