Malik Nabers already has close bond with Caleb Williams

The Chicago Bears are sitting in a prime position to land two franchise playmakers with a pair of top-10 picks in the 2024 NFL draft. While there’s little doubt about who Chicago is expected to take at No. 1 (Caleb Williams), there’s more discussion about the direction they could go at ninth overall.

In a perfect world, one of the top wide receivers will fall to the Bears at No. 9, and Chicago could pair their rookie QB with another talented wide receiver to jumpstart his development.

Perhaps that’ll be LSU’s Malik Nabers, who happens to already have a bond with Williams.

“I talk to Caleb all the time,” Nabers said, via 670 the Score. “He always talks about that I’m a great receiver. I’m just waiting for that day to be called.

“We started playing Call of Duty with each other, and then that relationship, when you’re a football player and you’re able to connect with another football player, it’s just like your brother really.”

Nabers said he’d be happy to be drafted by the Bears — where a likely pairing with Williams would await — but he’d be grateful for any opportunity.

“I’m happy to go anywhere where I’m wanted, where I’m wanted to be one of those receivers they move around, can create, can give me the ball,” Nabers said. “So anywhere where I’m able to do those things.”

Chicago needs to address wide receiver this offseason. DJ Moore is the only proven wideout on the roster, so it’s a position that could be addressed both in free agency and the draft. If Chicago were to land Nabers, what would they be getting in a receiver?

“I’m able to go outside and inside, so I’m able to create space whether it be with a corner that’s outside, a slot guy, safety,” Nabers said. “So I’m able to play different positions. I feel that’s what makes me great, really, that I can go against eight DBs a game and still average 100 yards a game.”

Story originally appeared on Bears Wire