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Caleb Williams’ Abrupt Tokyo Vacation Giving Bears Pause Ahead Of Draft?

Caleb Williams’ Abrupt Tokyo Vacation Giving Bears Pause Ahead Of Draft?

Caleb Williams has been the presumed top overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft for more than a year.

That said, his behavior in the lead-up to the big event has rubbed a lot of people the wrong way.

Between his underwhelming Pro Day showing and nonstop attitude concerns, there have been a lot of red flags thus far.

And the pattern continued this week.

According to NFL insider Tom Pelissero, Williams recently decided to ditch standard draft protocols and take a little vacation midway through the proceedings.

“Williams has proceeded through the pre-draft process unlike any other prospect,” Pelissero wrote.

“He doesn’t have an agent, leaning instead on his own team. He paused pre-draft training to go to Tokyo with his girlfriend. He met with teams and measured at the combine, but passed on standard medical testing.”

While it isn’t hard to see why Williams decided to go on vacation with his girlfriend, the timing is certainly peculiar.

Plus, it isn’t like Williams’ contract negotiations with the Bears are even done yet. Pelissero also reported that the “contract negotiations ‘could be more complicated than a normal slotted deal, given the uniqueness of Caleb’s draft process thus far.’”

The next few weeks promise to be interesting.

Will the Bears get cold feet about Williams ahead of next week’s NFL Draft? Time will tell.

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Anthony Amador

A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.
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