Former Jeopardy! Mega Winner James Holzhauer took to social media on Friday afternoon to show his excitement about the 2021 NFL Draft.
For all of the Jeopardy! fans out there, if you didn’t already know, it turns out that Holzhauer is a Chicago Bears fan. He has let fans in on his Bears fandom in the past, and he did that yet again on Friday afternoon. The Jeopardy! champ posted a hilarious picture showing just how excited he is about Chicago’s first-round selection, Justin Fields.
“Current mood,” Holzhauer wrote next to a photo of a Mitchell Trubisky jersey. In the photo, however, Trubisky’s name has been taped over with the name “Fields.” Additionally, while Trubisky wears the number ten, the zero has been removed so just the number one remains. That is the number that Justin Fields wore at Ohio State.
We all had a feeling that Holzhauer might be a Bears fan, especially after the Jeopardy! Greats of All Time competition. On the second night of competition, the Naperville resident answered a question about Green Bay and shortly after booed the city. Holzhauer definitely took plenty of flak from Packers fans on social media after that one.
‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Excited About Chicago Bears Draft
There is no doubt that Jeopardy! star James Holzhauer is excited about the Chicago Bears selecting Justin Fields. And he most certainly should be.
Thursday night marked four years since the Bears infamously trading up to select Mitchell Trubisky. Although, we all know that the experiment has since fizzled out. But that didn’t stop the Chicago front office from pulling a stunning move once again. They traded up nine spots with the New York Giants to draft the Ohio State product with the 11th overall pick.
“We had multiple plans tonight, and the way the board was falling, we got excited when the quarterbacks came off that way and Justin continued to fall,” Bears general manager Ryan Pace said. “For us, it was just executing our plan at the right spot in the draft and being patient with that, which sometimes can be difficult.”
“Fortunately, with the Giants, I have known Dave Gettleman for 20 years,” Pace continued. “He’s an amazing person and amazing general manager. We go way back. So, that communication started really this morning about something like that happening, and when we were able to execute it in the draft, I just feel really fortunate.”
As compensation, the Giants received the Bear’s first-round (No. 20) and fifth-round pick this year. They also received the Bear’s first and fourth-rounders next year.