Halas Hall in Lake Forest. (Courtesy of Chicago Bears)

James “Big Cat” Williams, who played offensive tackle for the Bears from 1991 to 2002 and is co-host of the No Name Football podcast, give “Chicago Tonight” his assessment of the Bears’ draft moves.

An aerial rendering of a proposed Chicago Bears stadium and entertainment district in Arlington Heights. (Credit: Hart Howerton / Chicago Bears)

One of the key elements of the bill is a $3 per person admission tax on all entertainment and sporting events within what the bill calls the Arlington Megaproject to help pay down debt related to the renovation of Soldier Field.

FILE - Carolina Panthers wide receiver DJ Moore (2) reacts after scoring a touchdown during an NFL football game between the Carolina Panthers and the Detroit Lions on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo / Jacob Kupferman, File)

The move allows the Panthers to acquire a potential franchise quarterback, although it remains unclear which QB Carolina prefers. The Bears are committed to Justin Fields at quarterback, and that gave them leverage to trade down.

Chicago Bears new President & CEO Kevin Warren speaks during an NFL football news conference at Halas Hall in Lake Forest, Ill., Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. KP Photo / Nam Y. Huh)

A new suburban stadium could be on the horizon for the Chicago Bears and the team owns the No. 1 pick in the draft coming off one of the worst seasons in franchise history.

Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren speaks during Big Ten NCAA college basketball Media Days on Oct. 12, 2022, in Minneapolis. The Chicago Bears hired Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren as their president and CEO on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, bringing him back to the NFL to help lead a founding franchise after three years running one of college athletics' marquee conferences. (AP Photo / Bruce Kluckhohn, File)

The Chicago Bears hired Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren as their president and CEO on Thursday, bringing him back to the NFL to help lead a founding franchise after three years running one of college athletics’ marquee conferences.

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) meets with Detroit Lions cornerback Jeff Okudah (1) after an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, in Detroit. (AP Photo / Paul Sancya)

Fields, the No. 11 overall pick in 2021, emerged as one of the NFL's most exciting players in his second season. But he was drafted by former general manager Ryan Pace — not current GM Ryan Poles.

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberflus walks off the field after an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Chicago. The Vikings won 29-13. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh)

Chicago will pick No. 1 for the first time since 1947 after it lost 29-13 to the Minnesota Vikings in its season finale on Sunday. It was the 10th straight loss for the Bears (3-14), extending a franchise record, and the 14 losses overall also marked the most in team history.

James “Big Cat” Williams appears on the Jan. 5, 2023, episode of “Chicago Tonight.” (WTTW News)

The Chicago Bears are poised to get a top draft pick and have lots of money to spend to improve a last-place team, but can they use the draft well and spend wisely?

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins (85) collides with Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin (3) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Jan. 2, 2023, in Cincinnati. Hamlin was injured on the play. (AP Photo / Joshua A. Bickel)

Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest after making a tackle during Monday night’s game, causing the NFL to suspend a pivotal game against the Cincinnati Bengals that quickly lost significance in the aftermath of a scary scene that unfolded in front of a national television audience.

Ashton Washington, of the Chicago Bears NFL football team, poses in this 2022 photo. (AP Photo / File)

Ashton Washington was surrounded by football as a kid in Texas, but she says she preferred playing with Barbie dolls. By high school, Washington wanted a career in football. Last year, the Chicago Bears hired her as the first full-time female scout in team history.

Dallas Cowboys’ Jake Ferguson catches a touchdown pass in front of Chicago Bears’ Roquan Smith during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo / Michael Ainsworth)

The Chicago Bears agreed to trade linebacker Roquan Smith to the Baltimore Ravens on Monday, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. It’s the Bears’ second major trade involving a defensive player in less than a week.

The NFL season officially kicks off this week and the Chicago Bears are set to start their season Sunday at noon against the San Francisco 49ers.

Former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores discusses his recent lawsuit against the team and the NFL. (CNN)

The NFL is facing explosive allegations of racial discrimination and corruption made in a class action lawsuit filed by former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores — who was recently fired by the team.

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The Bears have a chance to finish a lost season on a high note, starting with the last place New York Giants who visit Soldier Field this Sunday. But there are questions as to who will play quarterback, and then the bigger picture questions as to where exactly the organization is headed as fans demand a major overhaul.

Broadcaster and former Oakland Raiders coach John Madden poses with his bust after enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006, in Canton, Ohio.  (AP Photo / Mark Duncan, File)

Madden gained fame in a decade-long stint as the coach of the renegade Oakland Raiders, making it to seven AFC title games and winning the Super Bowl following the 1976 season. He compiled a 103-32-7 regular-season record, and his .759 winning percentage is the best among NFL coaches with more than 100 games.

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Chicago fell to the Minnesota Vikings 17-9 on Monday Night Football, the team’s third straight loss.