Caleb Williams of USC looking on (left). Keenan Allen of Los Angeles Chargers looking on (right).
One can only assume that Caleb Williams had quite the smile on his face when news broke that the Chicago Bears had traded for superstar wide receiver Keenan Allen.

In a stunning move, the Bears acquired the six-time Pro Bowler from the Los Angeles Chargers for the surprisingly low price of a fourth-round draft pick. Allen’s departure came soon after the Bolts released fellow star wideout Mike Williams in a cap-saving move.

Barring any surprises, Caleb Williams will be selected first overall by the Bears in next month’s 2024 NFL Draft. If that’s the case, Williams will be throwing to a pair of the game’s most explosive pass-catchers in Allen and D.J. Moore.

Speaking to Steve Wyche on NFL+ , Williams seemed just as surprised at the rest of us about the Bears getting Allen at such a low price:

“He’s at the Bears for a 4th-round pick, which is crazy. He had his best year last year. He’s a beast. Good guy. Awesome dude to be around and he can give you a lot of knowledge.”

The Chargers appear to be rebuilding now under new head coach Jim Harbaugh and general manager Joe Hortiz. On the flip side, the Bears are being a lot more aggressive as they prepare to build a contending team around Caleb Williams.

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Chicago acquired the first overall pick via the Carolina Panthers, who gave up their 2024 first-rounder a year ago to move up and select Bryce Young with the top selection. Obviously, Carolina did not think they were going to give away Caleb Williams when they made the move for Young.

Caleb Williams & Keenan Allen Would Be A Prolific Duo

Allen has been a model of consistency since his rookie year, with six 1,000-yard seasons on his resume. The big-armed Caleb Williams should do wonders throwing the football to Allen, who’s a sure-bet to hit 1K receiving as long as he’s healthy.

Allen has always put up strong numbers regardless of who is quarterback is. If Williams comes as advertised, then of course he and Allen should emerge as one of the league’s top QB-WR duos in 2024.