The Chicago Bears finished their season on Sunday, and now the focus will shift quickly to determining their future path over the upcoming next few months.
Much of the uncertainty surrounds quarterback Justin Fields. Although he is ending the year with a few strong statistical games for the Bears, Fields is still at the center of attention.
The Bears could keep riding this momentum with Fields, or they could draft any of the top quarterbacks in the draft with the first pick to reset the clock on paying a quarterback and possibly ship him off.
If the Bears were to trade him, here are three teams that could look to acquire for his services.
The Steelers could pivot to a Fields-led offense
Not unlike Chicago, lots of uncertainty is looming in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Quarterback Kenny Pickett has not panned out exactly as planned. The offense has been flat under him and the offensive staff. The last time the Steelers turned to a former Bear quarterback (Mitchell Trubisky), it did not work out so well. Maybe the second time would work?
Fields is more of a mobile talent and has shown more of an arm than Pickett. There will be a new offensive coordinator in Pittsburgh next season after the Steelers let go of Matt Canada. If Tomlin does come back next season, as he is expected to, this offense needs to be rejuvenated in a big way. Matching an offensive quarterback with the skill set of Fields could revive a struggling offense to success.
The Steelers have George Pickens as a weapon on the outside and tight end Pat Freiermuth as a reliable inside option. There is help in the backfield with Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren. A mobile quarterback like Fields matched up with this and a well-minded coordinator could have the offense humming just as well as the defense.