Insider Claims Justin Fields' Agent is Playing Role in Steelers QB Battle

The latest reports reveal that Justin Fields' agent may be playing a factor in the QB competition down in Pittsburgh.
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We are in the final stretch of the offseason. Training camp is set to kick off all around the league later this month as we get closer to the start of the 2024 campaign.

A lot of new faces will be wearing new uniforms and Justin Fields will be one of them. Back in March, the Bears shipped out Fields to the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for a 2025 sixth-round pick that can increase to a fourth-rounder based on playing time.

The Bears will have Caleb Williams, the 2024 first overall pick, as their new QB1. Meanwhile, Fields is going to battle against Russell Wilson for the starting job. Well, that's what we thought until the latest report emerged on his agent playing a key role in that competition.

Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was a guest on the "93.7 The Fan's Joe Starkey Show". There he discussed how Fields' agent is playing a factor in the QB battle when it comes to the national media.

"A lot of it has to do with agents and what they feed to the national reporters. I think Justin Fields' agent wants people to believe that Justin is in this and that he's still a viable quarterback on the open market. Whatever happens this year, whether he's sitting on the bench all season I think his agent wants to keep his name hot. It's only natural for your rep to do this. Part of this is on the Steelers too, right? Because [Wilson and Fields] are both only signed to one-year contracts."

Ray Fittipaldo

Although Fields is still only 25 years old, he has struggled thus far in his career to cement himself as a franchise quarterback.

The former Ohio State standout has terrific athleticism and a powerful arm but has struggled with turnovers and reading coverages.

Through three NFL seasons, he's completed 60.3% of his passes for 6,674 passing yards with 40 passing scores and 30 interceptions. In addition, he added 2,220 rushing yards and 14 rushing touchdowns but has lost 14 fumbles in his career.

With his future hanging in the balance, Fields is expected to hit the open market next offseason as a free agent. His representation wants to make it seem like he's neck-in-neck in this QB battle.

A great way to raise the value of a player is to get that player's name in the national news cycles for the right reasons. And that's what Fields' agent seems to be doing.

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