When you're talking about college football in March, almost all the conversations are filled with speculation and "what ifs."
This one might have some merit, though. ESPN ACC reporter David Hale had some interesting insight into the future of Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson.
"For what it's worth, Dabo Swinney spent most of Deshaun Watson's workout chatting with Bears head coach John Fox," Hale said.
Hale also published this photo of the two coaches sharing a conversation.
[credit]Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney talks with Chicago Bears head coach John Fox during Thursday's Tigers Pro Day. (Courtesy of David Hale/ESPN)[/credit]
For some reason, this picture feels very 1990's detective-ish. It's like Hale was perched in the rafters overlooking the Clemson football workout facility with a telescope, watching Swinney and Fox, clandestine co-conspirators concocting a plan to shake up the free world as we know it.
In all seriousness, Chicago is starving for a signal caller who could revitalize the franchise. The Bears were linked to Tampa Bay backup Mike Glennon a few weeks ago, but that hasn't panned out. Many think Watson isn't worthy of the No. 3 overall pick, but I tend to disagree.
The Clemson signal caller as the "it" factor that no other QB in this class possesses. Maybe that's not enough to sway a NFL GM, but just watch Watson's film in critical situations, with the game on the line, against the best defenses in college football. That's enough for me.