New Bears' 2024 NFL Draft pick makes important decision on Chicago Cubs rivalry

Mar 2, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Iowa place kicker Tory Taylor (PK06) talks to the media during
Mar 2, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Iowa place kicker Tory Taylor (PK06) talks to the media during / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

The 2024 NFL Draft concluded on Saturday and it goes without saying that the Chicago Bears had one of the most memorable draft classes in the history of the organization. The next step for the new class of Bears' rookies will be to report to Halas Hall for rookie mini-camp but in what has become a summer tradition, it would seem that most of the rookies will make their to Wrigley Field to catch a Chicago Cubs game before the start of the NFL season.

The hope for the Bears is that their rookie class can get off to as great of a start as Shota Imanaga and Michael Busch have for the Cubs this season.

While there is no doubt that many Cubs fans are waiting for the summer day until they see Caleb Williams at the Federal Landmark, there is another Bears rookie who has already made a declaration on the Cubs' rivalry with the Chicago White Sox.

In the fourth round of the 2024 NFL Draft, the Cubs selected Iowa punter Tory Taylor. For as much as Williams is a generational quarterback prospect, Taylor is a generational punter prospect and that is the main reason he was expected to be selected in either the third or fourth round.

The newest Chicago Bears' rookie is a Chicago Cubs fan.

When asked about whether he was a Cubs fan or White Sox fan, Taylor had the appropriate response to the question.

We certainly are not going to hold that against Taylor because there was only one correct answer and it is the Cubs. Given that Taylor played his college games at Iowa, it's likely that he caught an Iowa Cubs game or two, which, even on a minor-league level, those games are far better than anything going on with the White Sox this season.