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Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) passes during an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

The Pittsburgh Steelers have shot to the top of the odds board to be the next team for Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields.

The Bears will have the No. 1 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, and must decide whether they want to attempt to build around Fields or trade him and use that pick to land one of the top quarterbacks in the draft class, USC’s Caleb Williams or North Carolina’s Drake Maye.

Fields took a small step forward in 2023, his third year as Chicago’s staring quarterback. The 24-year-old Ohio State alum threw 370 times, completing 227 for 2,562 yards and 16 touchdowns. He threw nine interceptions and maintained an 86.3 passer rating and a 5.29 adjusted net yards per attempt.

Last season, he was 192 of 318 for 2,242 yards, 17 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, an 85.2 quarterback rating and 4.63 adjusted net yards per attempt.

Fields is entering the final year of his rookie contract and the Bears — or another team, if he’s traded — must decide this offseason if they want to pick up the fifth-year option on his contract. That would be a guaranteed $25 million contract for 2025. The Bears or another club could also attempt to negotiate a traditional contract extension.

That’s led to many to suggest that they could choose to move on from Fields, and go with Williams or Maye, re-setting their rebuild under a new quarterback with a new, five-year deal.

The Bears have reportedly been fielding enough calls about Fields for most general managers to have an idea of what they’re looking for. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Monday that the Bears will certainly get a second-round pick and could land a first-rounder.

The Steelers started out as the team with the fourth-best odds to acquire Fields back in January, when they were at +1,200. Now, according to odds posted on Tuesday by DraftKings Sportsbook, the Steelers are the favorites at +110.

The Steelers are considered a more likely first-game destination for Justin Fields in 2024 than the Bears, who are second at +150. The Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots are third and fourth.

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JUSTIN FIELDS FIRST SNAP IN 2024 TEAM ODDS

Pittsburgh Steelers +100
Chicago Bears +150
Atlanta Falcons +550
New England Patriots +650
Las Vegas Raiders +1,200
Washington Commanders +1,000
Denver Broncos +1,200
Seattle Seahawks +2,500
Minnesota Vikings +3,500
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +3,500

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Dave
Dave
February 13, 2024 12:02 pm

PASS! This idea makes no sense. Fields isn’t as good as Rudolph and certainly doesn’t deserve 25 million. Not to mention an important draft pick to get him. Much better approach would be like what TB did to get Baker Mayfield at 4 million in 2023 but still retain his rights through 2027 unless he’s cut (somebody correct me if I’m misreading the info from overthecap.com and the void year aspect).

Allen Fant
Allen Fant
February 13, 2024 11:54 pm
Reply to  Dave

You evidently have never seen Fields play. He is MUCH better than Mason in every way. Fields is still on his rookie contract, so we will not have to shell out all of that money at this time. We could possibly offer Deontae Johnson (who would have the same value as a high second round pick) and one of our 4th round picks in a straight up trade for Fields. We could then try to sign Bengal’s Free Agent Tyler boyd to replace Deontae. Boyd (a Pittsburgh area native and former Pitt Panther)is comparable to Deontae in talent and has… Read more »

Buck
Buck
February 13, 2024 12:22 pm

I agree! PASS and bring back Mason with a nice raise. This kid has patiently waited his turn so give him a shot at winning the QB1 spot.

Allen Fant
Allen Fant
February 13, 2024 11:57 pm
Reply to  Buck

NO! Mason will leave and get a bigger salary elsewhere and possibly have an opportunity to be a starter. Quit living in the past. Mason is not a “Franchise Quarterback” and never will be.

Jesus Christani
Jesus Christani
February 13, 2024 3:32 pm

Give up a 5th (the second 4th) and no higher than the other 4th round pick ONLY… Anything else is silliness and soap opera headlines & gossip…

Last edited 7 days ago by Jesus Christani
Allen Fant
Allen Fant
February 13, 2024 11:58 pm

That will not get it. Other teams will offer MUCH more. And he is worth much more.

Don
Don
February 13, 2024 5:46 pm

Have no idea what the Bears are planning to do, but it’s a virtual guarantee that the Steelers are not going to pursue Justin Fields. Tomlin is committed to proving he was right about Pickett and is too stubborn to even consider changing course now or at anytime in the near future, which is the same reason Rudolph’s unlikely to return. He wants a backup and mentor and not competition. Pickett’s going to have to fail miserably and even then Tomlin will find some reason to keep trying.

Allen Fant
Allen Fant
February 14, 2024 12:01 am
Reply to  Don

Tomlin wants to keep his job and Management wants us to get to the Super Bowl. We will pursue Fields. He can get us there.

J-Dub
J-Dub
February 13, 2024 6:44 pm

More useless speculation

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