Justin Fields

Pittsburgh Steelers
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Justin Fields Traded To The Steelers

The Chicago Bears traded quarterback Justin Fields to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a conditional 2025 sixth-round pick. Based on playing time, the sixth-round pick can become a fourth-round selection. With Fields shipped to Pittsburgh, the Bears are set to select USC quarterback Caleb Williams with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. It becomes an interesting situation in Pittsburgh with Fields joining Russell Wilson, who signed a one-year deal with the Steelers this offseason. The 25-year-old threw for 2,562 yards and a 16:9 TD: INT ratio while rushing for 657 yards and four scores over 13 games for the Bears in 2023. The Steelers are down to Wilson and Fields on the quarterback depth chart after trading Kenny Pickett to the Eagles and Mason Rudolph signing with the Titans via free agency. Whoever wins Pittsburgh's quarterback battle between Fields and Wilson is a serviceable QB2 in superflex leagues, with Fields having a higher ceiling between the two signal callers.

Mar 16, 2024 7:06 PM EST


Steelers Not Interested In Justin Fields Or Russell Wilson

The Pittsburgh Steelers are not interested in signing quarterback Russell Wilson when he's released by the Denver Broncos next week, according to a source familiar with the Steelers' coaching staff's feelings on Wilson. In addition, the Steelers are not among the teams actively working to trade for Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields, according to league sources. Pittsburgh also isn't pursuing Kirk Cousins or Baker Mayfield in free agency. The fact that they aren't courting a veteran starter to supplant Kenny Pickett lends more credence to general manager Omar Khan's statement that he has "full faith" in Pickett despite his mediocre first two seasons in the league. The Steelers may add another signal-caller in the draft, but it appears that they are hopeful that new offensive coordinator Arthur Smith can unlock something in Pickett in 2024.

Mar 5, 2024 5:28 PM EST



Raiders In Play For Justin Fields

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the likely teams left in the sweepstakes for Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields are the Pittsburgh Steelers and Las Vegas Raiders. Unless the Bears wait for Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent Kirk Cousins to sign, they might just take the Steelers' best offer in a trade. However, the Raiders, in their attempt to upgrade the QB position over Aidan O'Connell through free agency, the draft or a trade, can't be ruled out. The Raiders still have All-Pro wideout Davante Adams, but RB Josh Jacobs is a free agent and may not return, which could give Fields limited options if he joins the Raiders. It will most likely take a second- or third-rounder to land Fields, who still has plenty of QB1 upside in fantasy because of his elite rushing ability. However, to take the next step, the 24-year-old needs to improve his field vision and passing accuracy. At this point, it would be a surprise if Fields isn't playing somewhere other than Chicago in 2024.

Mar 2, 2024 5:09 PM EST


Justin Fields Could Fetch Second- Or Third-Rounder

According to NFL executives, if the Chicago Bears indeed decide to trade quarterback Justin Fields this offseason, the majority opinion is that Chicago would receive a second- or third-round pick in the upcoming draft. It's looking more likely that Fields will be dealt and the Bears will take USC QB Caleb Williams with the first overall pick. "There's a reason they're moving on," an executive pointed out. Fields has amazing rushing ability and physical traits, but he still needs to improve his field vision to anticipate throws, and the former first-rounder's inconsistent accuracy remains a concern. He finished with a career-high 61.4 completion percentage in 2023 and has 6,674 passing yards, 40 TDs and 30 picks in his career. Despite his deficiencies, the soon-to-be 25-year-old is still young and will have QB1 upside in 2024, and perhaps even more upside with a new team.

Mar 1, 2024 2:58 PM EST


Bears Could Trade Justin Fields Before Free Agency

Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Poles said on Tuesday that if the team decides to draft a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick this year, he doesn't think it would be right not to trade quarterback Justin Fields before free agency on March 13. No official decision has been made by Chicago, but all signs are pointing to the team moving on from Fields and drafting USC's Caleb Williams as their next franchise QB. Teams such as the Steelers, Falcons, Patriots, Raiders, and Broncos figured to be interested in Fields if he becomes available. The 24-year-old missed time due to injury in 2023, but he looked improved down the stretch and still has QB1 appeal in fantasy because of his elite rushing ability. A move out of Chicago and to a new offensive system could make him more attractive as well.

Feb 27, 2024 2:22 PM EST



Justin Fields Says He Wants To Stay In Chicago

During an appearance on the St. Brown Bros podcast, Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields, who has been the subject of trade rumors since the Bears secured the No. 1 overall pick in the 2024 NFL draft, said on Wednesday that he wants to stay in Chicago. "If it was up to me I would stay in Chicago. I love the city. The city's lit. The fans there, they're great. But it's a business. I ain't got no control over it, so whatever happens happens," Fields said. The 24-year-old said the Bears haven't informed him what they plan to do. Multiple teams, including the Falcons, will surely be interested in the dual-threat QB if the Bears indeed plan to trade him. Fields missed some time with injury in 2023 but showed improvement late in the year and will almost certainly be in play as a QB1 in fantasy in 2024, perhaps even more so if he's traded.

Feb 21, 2024 11:52 PM EST


Mike Tomlin A Big Fan Of Justin Fields

The Pittsburgh Steelers may just be a quarterback away from being real contenders in the AFC. They have just about everything else they need, from ample skill players to an improving offensive line and three legitimate, game-changing stars on defense. At the very least, Pittsburgh will apply pressure on incumbent Kenny Pickett with a QB acquisition via trade or free agency this offseason. ESPN's Adam Schefter pointed out that head coach Mike Tomlin is a big fan of Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields, so the Steelers could be one of the teams most interested in potentially trading for Fields if the Bears decide to hold onto the No. 1 overall pick in the draft to select USC's Caleb Williams. A move to Pittsburgh would make Fields extremely intriguing as a QB1 with upside in fantasy.

Feb 20, 2024 12:24 PM EST


Justin Fields Quiet In Season Finale

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields scored at least 20 fantasy points in four of his first six games after returning from a hand injury, but he couldn't end the 2023 season on a high note. The former first-round pick completed 11-of-16 passes for 148 yards while rushing eight times for 27 yards in the team's 17-9 loss. This was just the third time all year in which Fields totaled less than 200 yards in a full game, despite the matchup seeming favorable before the game. With the Bears owning the Panthers' first-round pick in 2024, which will be number one overall, there are serious questions about whether the team should look to extend Fields or take Caleb Williams first overall. After a rocky start, Fields strung together some strong games and benefited from the addition of DJ Moore. Although he didn't end the 2023 season on a high note, Fields will give the Bears a tough choice this offseason.

Jan 7, 2024 10:08 PM EST


The Bears Have Not Come To A Decision On Justin Fields' Future

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields has an uncertain future with the team, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The Bears via their trade with the Carolina Panthers have the number one pick in the upcoming NFL draft. Per Rapoport, the team will evaluate the incoming QB class as part of their draft process. This has been a major talking point amongst league circles for the last few months as it became more and more clear that Chicago would capture the number one pick. Fields, for his part, has elevated his play significantly over the last six weeks but his future as the Bears' starting quarterback is not guaranteed. Rapoport also mentioned that Chicago has financial considerations as they could trade Fields, instead of extending him, and pay another potential franchise rookie QB less money. Either way, this solution to this issue won't likely play out until the NFL draft. It's sure to be a hot topic throughout the NFL offseason

Jan 7, 2024 1:10 PM EST


Justin Fields Looks To End Season On High Note

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields has had a very productive fantasy season, averaging just under 20 points per game. The Ohio State alum has scored at least 20 points in six of his last eight games, with the two misses coming against top 10 defenses in Cleveland and Minnesota. With the Bears in line to have the number one pick, Fields needs to have a good game if he wants to ensure the team opts to build around him instead of getting a new quarterback on a rookie deal. The Bears take on the Packers in the final game of the season, who allow the 20th-most points per game to quarterbacks this season. Back in their Week 1 matchup, Fields finished with just under 16 fantasy points on 275 total yards and a touchdown. The Packers rank 28th in defensive DVOA this year, and Fields has scored at least 20 points in every game against a bottom-10 DVOA defense except Week 1. He ranks as a strong QB1 option for Week 18.

Jan 5, 2024 1:26 PM EST


Justin Fields Totals Two Touchdowns In Week 17 Win

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields showcased his abilities in Week 17, guiding the team to a convincing 37-17 victory over the Falcons. The former Ohio State standout demonstrated his dual-threat abilities with 20 completions on 32 attempts, amassing 268 yards and a passing touchdown. Fields further solidified his impact, rushing 11 times for 45 yards and adding another touchdown. This performance marked his third game with at least 20 fantasy points in the last four weeks, during which he has scored seven touchdowns. Fields exceeded expectations despite adverse weather conditions, including snow showers, highlighting his resilience. When healthy, the 24-year-old consistently ranks among the top fantasy quarterbacks, capable of thriving in various situations. As the Bears gear up to face the Packers in Week 18, who allow the 18th-most points per game to quarterbacks, Fields remains a compelling fantasy option.

Dec 31, 2023 4:39 PM EST


Justin Fields A Good Option For Week 17

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields has been a consistently strong fantasy option when healthy, registering at least 20 points in five of his last seven full games. In Week 16, the Ohio State alum completed 15-of-27 passes for a touchdown and an interception while adding an impressive 97 rushing yards and another touchdown. Fields has showcased his running prowess, amassing at least 50 rushing yards in four of his last five games, solidifying his standing as a QB1 option for fantasy managers throughout the season. In Week 17, the Bears face the Falcons, a team allowing the 14th-most points per game to quarterbacks this season. Despite potentially unfavorable weather conditions in Chicago, Fields' dynamic rushing ability positions him as a solid QB1 choice, ensuring relevance regardless of the playing environment.

Dec 29, 2023 1:15 PM EST


Justin Fields Totals 267 Yards In Week 16 Win

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields rebounded impressively for fantasy managers in Week 16. He completed 15-of-27 passes for 170 yards, securing a touchdown and an interception in the team's 27-16 victory over the Cardinals. Fields, showcasing his dual-threat prowess, rushed nine times for 97 yards and added another touchdown, contributing to a robust 20-plus point fantasy performance. The Ohio State alum has consistently delivered, scoring at least 20 fantasy points in five of his last seven games, largely due to his dynamic rushing ability. With Chicago winning three of their last four games, except for a road loss to Cleveland, Fields' prospects for a 2024 starting role are on the rise. Looking ahead to Week 17, the Bears face the Falcons, who allow the 13th-most points per game to quarterbacks. Fields remains a compelling option for fantasy managers, backed by his dual-threat proficiency and recent strong performances.

Dec 25, 2023 10:25 AM EST


Justin Fields Looks For Bounce Back In Week 16

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields faced a challenging outing, held to under 200 total yards for only the second time this season, the first being in Week 3. Despite his generally sound throwing decisions since recovering from injury, Fields threw two interceptions in the Week 15 loss to the Cleveland Browns, but both occurred on Hail Mary plays at the end of each half. The Browns' formidable defense, coupled with adverse weather conditions, hindered Fields' performance. Averaging just under 18 fantasy points per game due to his dual-threat ability, the 24-year-old is poised for a rebound. In Week 16, the Bears square off against the Arizona Cardinals, a team allowing the seventh-most points per game to quarterbacks this season. Fields emerges as a strong fantasy start, looking to capitalize on a more favorable matchup.

Dec 22, 2023 1:11 PM EST


Bears Receivers Backing Justin Fields

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields got the support from teammates after the team's 20-17 loss to the Cleveland Browns in Week 15 on Sunday, which dropped them to 5-9 with a 3% chance to make the playoffs. Fields went 19-for-40 for 166 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions (both on Hail Mary attempts). "Justin is the quarterback of the future," receiver Darnell Mooney said. "He's this franchise's quarterback. He's been balling. I don't understand why it's any more questions of that." The Bears currently have the first overall pick in 2024 and could decide to move on from Fields as their franchise signal-caller after this season. USC's Caleb Williams and North Carolina's Drake Maye could be options to replace Fields as the future under center in Chicago if the Bears decision-makers don't like what they see from Fields over the final three games of 2023.

Dec 19, 2023 12:45 PM EST


Justin Fields Throws Two Interceptions In Week 15 Loss

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields faced a challenging outing in Cleveland during Week 15, struggling to establish a rhythm. He went 19-of-40 for 166 yards, securing a touchdown pass but also throwing with two interceptions in the team's 20-17 loss. The 24-year-old rushed seven times for 30 yards, and both of his fumbles were fortunately recovered by the offense. The wet conditions posed difficulties for the Bears' offense against the formidable Browns' defense, marking only the second game this year where Fields fell below 200 total yards of offense. Despite setting a season-high in pass attempts at 40, Fields managed just 4.2 yards per attempt, registering a season-worst completion percentage of 47%. As the Bears gear up for Week 16 against the Cardinals, who concede the 10th-most points per game to quarterbacks this season, Fields aims to rebound and capitalize on potential vulnerabilities in the opposing defense.

Dec 17, 2023 9:29 PM EST


Justin Fields Gets Tough Week 15 Matchup

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields has been very good in healthy games this season, scoring at least 20 points in four of his last five healthy games. Since returning from injury in Week 11, the Ohio State alum has totaled at least 250 yards in every game. In Week 14, Fields scored two total touchdowns, with one being just his second rushing touchdown of the season. The Bears take on the Browns in Week 15, who allow the fourth-fewest points per game to quarterbacks this season. Notably, only two of the seven quarterbacks to play against Cleveland on the road this year finished with 20 or more points, and the other five were all held under 10 points. The Browns have been vulnerable to rushing quarterbacks, as they have allowed five rushing touchdowns by quarterbacks, which is tied for second in the NFL. Fields still ranks as a solid QB option this week because of his dual-threat ability.

Dec 15, 2023 12:21 PM EST


Justin Fields Scores Two Total Touchdowns Against Lions

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields continues to excel against the Detroit Lions, achieving at least 20 fantasy points against them for the third time in the last two years and maintaining a consistent performance with at least 17 points in every game. In Week 14, Fields showcased his versatility by going 19 of 33 for 223 passing yards and a touchdown, complemented by 12 rushes for 58 yards and a rushing touchdown in the Bears' 28-13 victory over the Lions. This marked only the second game this year where the Ohio State alum scored multiple touchdowns without any turnovers, a pivotal factor in leading the Bears to success. Notably, Fields has thrown just one interception in his last five healthy games. Heading into Week 15 against the Browns, who allow the third-fewest points per game to quarterbacks this season, Fields remains a compelling option, leveraging both his passing and running abilities to contribute significantly to fantasy lineups.

Dec 10, 2023 9:40 PM EST


Justin Fields A Strong Option In Week 14

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields tied a season-high 37 pass attempts in Week 13, amassing 217 yards. Despite this, he managed only 10.58 fantasy points, a season-low for full games. The Ohio State alum has achieved 20 or more points in three of his last four healthy games but went without a touchdown pass in two of the previous three outings. In Week 14, the Bears face the Lions, who allow the seventh-most points to quarterbacks this season. In their Week 12 encounter, Fields threw for 169 yards and rushed for 104 yards against the Lions. Fields' rushing capabilities make him a reliable fantasy start, earning him a solid QB1 ranking, especially considering his history of dominance in such matchups throughout his young career.

Dec 8, 2023 12:33 PM EST


Justin Fields Totals 276 Yards In Win Over Vikings

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields finished 27-of-37 for 217 passing yards along with 12 rushes for 59 yards in the team's 12-10 win over the Vikings in Week 12. The Ohio State alum was unable to lead the team on any touchdown drives and lost two fumbles, which hurt his overall fantasy output. He ended with just over 10 fantasy points, which is his lowest mark all season in a full game. The 24-year-old has now scored just one touchdown in the last two games after scoring eight touchdowns in his two healthy games prior in Weeks 4 and 5. The Bears are off in Week 13 and will take on the Lions again in Week 14, who allow the 6th-most points per game to quarterbacks this season. Thanks to his rushing upside, Fields remains a low-end QB1 option for the rest of the year.

Nov 28, 2023 10:32 AM EST