Justin Fields is not living under a rock when it comes to the possibilities facing the Chicago Bears. Holding the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft provides no shortage of options for the franchise, including the potential to take a quarterback or explore any number of trades.

Fields admitted on Thursday’s Rich Eisen Show that he has heard all the reports and ideas on how the Bears could utilize the pick and the assets already controlled. In the end, the young QB knows everything comes down to controlling what he can while trying to get better.

“How I look at it is just controlling the controllables,” Fields said. “No matter what happens with me, I can control what I can control, and that’s how I approach the game. That’s how I train for the game and how I carry myself within the game.

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“It’s just those three aspects to where I kind of just have to look myself in the mirror and kind of say, ‘What can I control?’ It is what it is and just move on and be the best QB I can be. Now is the time to where I’ve been trying to grow personally, spiritually, as a QB, so I’ve grown a lot these past few weeks of the offseason.”

Fields went on to say the only thing he’s looking for is honesty through the process:

“Everybody would love honesty in the process,” Fields said. “I would definitely like to know that. It’s a business, so I totally understand. No hard feelings. But like I said, I control what I can control and control my work ethic and control how I carry myself each and every day.”

Though Chicago has not obtained team success with Fields under center, he showed a lot of growth leading the offense in 2022. We’ll see if the Bears believe he’s the right guy for the long term or if one of the options in the draft is appealing enough to make the pick.

(H/T ProFootballTalk)