Bears Get Bad News on Justin Fields Trade Market

The Chicago Bears are not finding what they are hoping for in the trade market for Justin Fields.

Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports
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A day doesn't go by without a new update on the Chicago Bears' quarterback situation. What the Bears are going to do with their first overall pick and what happens with Justin Fields have been two questions that are drawing significant national interest in the media.

Even though it seems like it's almost a certainty that Fields will not be a Bear for the 2024 campaign, where he will end up remains an open question. Multiple teams have reportedly been interested in the services of the 24-year-old signal-caller but there hasn't been much progress in a potential trade.

The latest reporting by Dianna Russini of The Athletic sheds light on why that may be the case.

Bears News: Trade Market for Justin Fields is Softer Than Expected

Russini acknowledges that the Raiders, Broncos, Steelers, and the Falcons are interested in Fields. Yet, this interest hasn't materialized into concrete, strong offers.

"When people know you are getting rid of something, they don't pay as much for it. "

One NFC general manager on Justin Fields

The reasoning behind that is that teams prefer to see if they can land a veteran quarterback like Kirk Cousins or Baker Mayfield. Cousins especially seems like the first domino that needs to fall. The Falcons, who are allegedly the frontrunners to land Fields, actually have Cousins on the top of their list. They are considering outbidding the Minnesota Vikings if it looks like they can poach the 35-year-old.

The Bears have expressed their desire to move Fields before free agency starts on March 13. That might now be unlikely as teams are unwilling to give their best offer for him unless they know they can't get Cousins or Mayfield.

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