What will the Chicago Bears do with Justin Fields?
With the Bears trending to go in that direction, Fields will be one of the more fascinating names on the trade market.
Justin Fields increased his trade value in leading Bears down the stretch in 2023
Though he hasn’t flourished in Chicago, the 2021 first-round pick has flashed as a player capable of being a top 10 quarterback in the league. With his dual threat ability, Fields just needs to find consistency under center and grow in leadership.
Fields seemed to find both towards the end of the 2023 NFL season, but perhaps a chance of scenery is needed for him to really flourish, especially going through the last couple of months hearing about the team moving in the direction of Williams. If placed on the trade block, which NFL teams can provide that clean slate, that fresh start where Fields can break out as a quarterback?
Here are the 5 best destinations for the Bears young quarterback.
New England Patriots could make a draft day move for Justin Fields
As rumors emerge that the New England Patriots will shop Mac Jones in a trade this offseason, could they turn to another quarterback from the 2021 NFL Draft as an option in 2024?
With the No. 3 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, the Patriots are in position to land one of the top three QB prospects in the draft, so why would they pass that up and go the route of Justin Fields instead?
Well, the Patriots have a ton of needs and as a team that was rumored to have interest in Fields back in that ’21 draft, they could take a shot with the Bears signal caller if the price is right. If they entertain a deal, they could go Marvin Harrison Jr. with that No. 3 overall pick or even trade back and nab one of the top tackles in the draft and gain more draft capitol.
NFL.com writer Chad Reuter has the latter happening in his latest 2024 NFL mock draft in which the Patriots deal the No. 3 overall pick for Fields and the No. 9 overall pick:
“The Bears take the Patriots' trade compensation package for Fields to get a future star receiver to make Williams' transition to the NFL easier. Harrison has room to grow at the next level, but his size/speed combination, body control and elusiveness with the ball in his hands are already tough for corners to handle.”
The benefit of a player like Fields is that he is still young and have shown he can be a player in the NFL. The Patriots would have a QB with experience rather than a young player they will need to be patient with. Is this something new Patriots head coach Jerod Mayo would entertain? After a 4-13 season and an owner in Robert Kraft hungry for his team to get back to their winning ways, the Bill Belichick successor will explore all avenues.
Fields to Harrison Jr. doesn’t sound too shabby.