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Caleb Williams is going to be the first overall pick in the NFL Draft. He will be the starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears next season.

It is a done deal.

With zero looming uncertainty about his future, Williams is going to visit only one team. The Heisman Trophy winner and soon-to-be No. 1 overall pick will only travel to the Windy City before the Draft.

The Bears took him out to dinner on Tuesday night. They showed him the facility on Wednesday.

Several players who are already on the roster were there to meet their future signal-caller.

This is not an earth-shattering revelation.

Williams has been projected to go first overall for more than a year. Any speculation that he may not end up in Chicago was dispelled when Justin Fields was traded. It’s not a surprise.

However, Williams’ lack of additional visits makes his historic decision at the NFL Scouting Combine a lot more logical. He was roasted by a large number of critics at the time.

The 22-year-old chose to withhold his medical information. No one in NFL history had done so. Many quarterbacks do not throw. Many athletes do not partake in on-field testing.

Williams did not do either of those things. Nor did he participate in the medical evaluation.

His logic was simple: why share that information with teams that can’t draft him?

Rather than sending it out to all 32 teams, Williams kept it to just one — the Bears. The other 31 organizations don’t need to know his business.

Only his future franchise needs to know what the deal is with all of his measurements and health.

Williams made the decision that made sense for him. Chicago clearly does not care. If it has any requests for his information, it will get it.