NFL Trade Rumors: Is Bears QB Justin Fields joining Falcons?

Several NFL teams, such as the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings, are causing a stir with potential adjustments to their starting lineups, even if among the top quarterbacks, they do not own any. Justin Fields, who started his journey with the Bears, now finds himself at a crossroads for the first time in his professional career.

Fields was recommended to the Pittsburgh Steelers by the former New York Jets general manager, but reports suggest he might join the Atlanta Falcons.

Will Justin Fields join the Falcons?

The Falcons are actively seeking roster changes, and one significant move they are exploring involves acquiring a new quarterback. According to a report by NBC Sports Chicago’s Josh Schrock, the Falcons have initiated talks with the Bears about quarterback Justin Fields. 

The extent of these discussions remains unclear, but there’s an expectation that they might resume during the upcoming week in Indianapolis.

“A league source told NBC Sports Chicago that the Falcons have checked in with the Bears about Fields. It’s unclear how far those conversations went but there’s reason to expect them to pick back up this week in Indianapolis,” the report read.

Prior to this revelation, Dov Kleiman indicated that the Bears were open to trading their starting quarterback, sparking speculation that the Falcons could be a potential destination for the talented young player.

Following a recent coaching change, that saw Arthur Smith depart and Raheem Morris assume leadership, the Falcons are seeking to address their quarterback situation. Under Smith’s tenure last season, the team faced challenges with Desmond Ridder and Taylor Heinicke leading the offense.

Hence, with Morris now at the helm, there is a strong emphasis on securing a quarterback to revitalize the team’s performance and culture. The addition of Fields could provide a significant boost in talent and potential to the Falcons’ offensive lineup.

Interestingly, the 25-year-old Fields has deep connections to the Atlanta area, having been a devoted fan of the Falcons during his formative years.

Terry Fontenot talks on Falcons QB situation

With the swirling rumors of Justin Fields potentially joining the Falcons, Terry Fontenot, the team’s general manager, steps up to address Atlanta’s quarterback situation, emphasizing the team’s willingness to explore various possibilities.

“It can be a veteran, it can be a young player. We won’t close any doors. It’s about getting it right, whatever that is. And the cool thing about this year is there are a lot of really good options in all areas.”

With the 8th overall pick in the draft and a strong financial position in free agency, Atlanta is confident it can tackle its quarterback needs successfully. Fontenot is confident in the coaching staff’s talent evaluation and acquisition skills, highlighting the depth of this year’s draft class, especially at the quarterback position.

“It’s a strong draft overall. The quarterback position is strong, and you have some different types and guys that do it different ways. We’re wide open. We could move up. We could move back. We could stay right at No. 8.,” he said, per Atlanta Falcons. com.

As the new season approaches, the Falcons have a limited amount of time to reach a decision because free agency starts on March 13 and the NFL draft follows in April.

Shabiha Akter

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Shabiha, once a casual observer, has morphed into a die-hard NFL fan. She carefully dissects every play, trade, and strategy. Whether it's breaking down game highlights or predicting playoff outcomes, Shabiha is your go-to source for all things NFL.


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