Chicago Bears: 3 realistic trade destinations for Justin Fields

Chicago Bears, Justin Fields (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
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Before some Chicago Bears fans jump down my throat, let me first say that I, for one, do not believe it is a good idea to trade Justin Fields.

What he was able to do in just his second year as a pro, with a limited weaponry and weak offensive line, was nothing short of spectacular. It was fun. It was, at times, magical.

The Bears should absolutely be looking to trade the no. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, but there are some outlets that believe they should use the pick on Alabama quarterback Bryce Young.

That means, the Bears trade Fields in that scenario.

Beyond the morning show Get Up on ESPN, there are now many other outlets questioning whether or not the Bears should trade Fields. For the sake of the argument, let’s look at three particular destinations that actually make sense.

Again, for the record … this is not a good idea.

Realistic trade destinations for Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields: Atlanta Falcons

Fields is a Georgia boy. This only makes perfect sense in the Falcons’ minds.

Atlanta owns the eighth overall pick in this year’s draft, therefore they likely won’t come away with Young or C.J. Stroud. Maybe they have a shot at Will Levis, depending on how high he rises. Thus, getting a young and exciting quarterback like Fields to build around would be the way to go.

In this scenario, the Bears obviously draft Young at no. 1 overall. Then, with pick no. 8 they could go after someone like offensive tackle Peter Skoronski out of Northwestern, or even an edge rusher like Myles Murphy out of Clemson.

In addition to Atlanta’s first, the Bears would undoubtedly get another pick or two in exchange for Fields. From there, it’s about building around Young.