New Report Clears Up Justin Fields Trade Rumors

David Kaestle
The Chicago Bears plan to keep Justin Fields as their franchise QB.
The Chicago Bears plan to keep Justin Fields as their franchise QB. / Associated Press

When the Chicago Bears landed the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft on the final day of the regular season, everyone immediately began to wonder what Chicago would do with it.

With two quarterbacks vying to be the No. 1 overall pick this year in Alabama's Bryce Young and Ohio State's C.J. Stroud, the future of Bears QB Justin Fields was in doubt. Would Chicago attempt to trade Fields and select one of the young QBs at No. 1? Or would they try to trade the pick and use it to build around Fields as their franchise QB?

It was an honest question and debate, especially since Bears GM Ryan Poles was not the one to draft Fields. While Fields certainly took a big step forward in his second season, there are still some potential concerns about how high his ceiling is.

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The latest reports suggest Chicago doesn't share those same concerns, however. The Bears are reportedly going to stick with Fields and attempt to trade the No. 1 pick instead.

This isn't entirely surprising, as Chicago has already invested a top draft pick and two years of development in Fields. He's shown enough improvement and potential that he deserves another shot with a better supporting cast, as he's already one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the game.

The Bears could net a huge package for the No. 1 pick, which would allow any QB-needy team to select the signal-caller of their choice, both of whom are expected to be franchise cornerstones.

The conversation for the pick probably starts at two first-round picks plus some additional draft capital. If a bidding war ensues -- especially with two talented QBs for the taking -- we could see that price tag rise even more.

At the end of the day, Chicago's in a great spot heading into 2023 with a massive amount of cap space, an emerging QB in place and a boatload of draft picks ready to come their way.

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