With the Chicago Bears likely keeping the No. 1 overall pick and taking former USC quarterback Caleb Williams, the organization will probably trade Justin Fields.
Fields, who was drafted with the No. 11 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, should spark some interest in the trade market as he’s continued to grow as a dual-threat quarterback. One team that could kick the tires on a potential trade for Fields is the Pittsburgh Steelers.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter was on the Pat McAfee Show Monday and said the Steelers will “get some type of quarterback.” However, Schefter mentioned Fields in the same breath as Ryan Tannehill and Russell Wilson and added that Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin “is a big fan of Justin Fields.”
Fields is an instant upgrade over former first-round pick Kenny Pickett from a pure talent standpoint. The former Pitt Panther standout hasn’t lived up to expectations in his first two years in the Steel City, and the team might believe Fields can take their offense to another level.
If the Bears were to trade Fields to the Steelers or another team, they would probably like to get a Day 2 pick in return for him. Now granted, Fields hasn’t lit up the world as a passer, but what he has done as a rusher makes him an appealing addition to any team.
Fields completed 61.4 percent of his passes (best in his three-year career) for 2,562 yards, 16 touchdowns, and nine touchdowns in 13 games this season. The young dual-threat quarterback also ran 657 yards and four scores on the ground. It will be an interesting next few weeks in the Windy City to see where Fields will be playing next season.
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