Another Justin Fields Trade Suitor Seemingly Moving On

The Atlanta Falcons are reportedly more interested in a different quarterback than Justin Fields.

Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports
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The Justin Fields saga in Chicago doesn't seem like it's coming to an end any time. Despite the reports that the Bears are trying to trade him before free agency opens next week, there hasn't been much progress on that front. Fields' trade market has been described as "soft" as teams are waiting to see who else they can get in free agency before giving up assets for the Bears' signal-caller.

Now, the Bears get yet another bad news from a potential trade partner.

Potential Fields Suitors Falcons Are Likely to Sign Kirk Cousins Instead

According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the Atlanta Falcons are likely to sign Kirk Cousins in free agency.

The Falcons were long considered the favorites to land Fields in a trade. Now, reports indicate that they are focused on bringing Cousins to Atlanta instead.

Cousins is the best quarterback on the open market this offseason. At age 35, he was still playing at an elite level before suffering a season-ending Achilles injury during the season. The Minnesota Vikings have made their intentions clear about wanting Captain Kirk back.

But that comes with a lofty price tag. Cousins is projected to receive more than $35 million in annual salary according to most projections. The Vikings might not be too comfortable paying that to an aging quarterback coming off a serious injury who has led them to the playoffs only twice in six seasons.

Atlanta, however, needs a reliable quarterback after six straight losing seasons, and a dysfunctional offense last year. It makes sense for them to lean towards experience over the unknown that is Fields.

This doesn't bode well for the Bears. The list of potential suitors for Fields is drying up and Chicago might not get the return they had hoped for in the eventual trade.

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