Reports: Bears sending QB Justin Fields to Steelers

League: NFL

Posted on: 17 Mar, 2024 at 12:17 AM

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Quarterback Justin Fields is heading from the Chicago Bears to the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to multiple reports.

The Bears acquire a conditional 2025 sixth-round pick that, should Fields exceed 50 percent snaps this coming season, would become a fourth-round selection according to ESPN.

Still only 25, Fields threw for 2,562 yards with 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 13 starts in 2023.

He completed 61.4 percent of his throws and rushed for 657 yards and four touchdowns.

Pittsburgh signed veteran quarterback Russell Wilson and traded Kenny Pickett to Philadelphia this week. Pickett started 24 games in his two years with the Steelers.

An ESPN source said Fields is unlikely to be the starter in Pittsburgh, at least to begin the season.

The deal opens the door for Chicago to draft a quarterback, widely expected to be Southern California's Caleb Williams, with the No. 1 overall selection.

"No one wants to live in gray, I know that's uncomfortable," Bears general manager Ryan Poles said Feb. 27. "I wouldn't want to be in that situation either. So, we will gather the information, we will move as quickly as possible, we are not going to be in a rush and see what presents itself and what's best for the organization."

Fields suffered a right thumb injury and missed four games last season for the 7-10 Bears.

- Field Level Media