Fields, 24, has attempted 526 passes and completed just 58 percent of them for 526 yards, three touchdowns, and four interceptions. Fields has just 109 yards on the ground after rushing for 1,143 yards the previous season.
Many football observers, journalists, and fans are unsure if the Bears will deal Fields this year. In the 2024 NFL Draft, which is stacked with elite quarterback prospects, they stand to gain a top-three pick.
Can Atlanta Falcons be new home for Justin Fields
A potential suitor for Fields has been suggested as Arthur Smith’s Atlanta Falcons. Even NFL.com’s David Carr said
“I will say I don’t really see a world where Falcons backup Taylor Heinicke is a better option, simply because he isn’t built for the system. A lot of what Atlanta does offensively involves the quarterback being part of the run game, and that’s not Heinicke’s strength — though he proved he can provide a spark to an offense during his time in Washington. But, you know who would be great in Atlanta …
Sure, Fields has struggled with the Bears this fall. I’m not saying Ridder can’t play well in Atlanta, or that Chicago would trade Fields, but I believe Fields is perfectly suited to unlock the explosive element the Falcons’ offense is missing right now. After seeing the tumult in Chicago early this season, I’m seriously considering picking up the phone if I’m Falcons general manager Terry Fontenot.”
If Justin Fields and the #Bears continue to struggle throughout the season the Bears will explore trade options for Fields.
The #Falcons are one team that has been keeping tabs on the trade availability of Fields.
Can you imagine Fields in the Falcons run… pic.twitter.com/xsQiW4DR9K
— NFL Notifications (@NFLNotify) September 30, 2023
JUSTIN FIELDS YOU ARE AN ATLANTA FALCON 😎 (pls pls pls i am going to cry) https://t.co/fCZsOwoNZt
— boogs (@abolitionboogs) September 26, 2023
Fields definitely possesses the skills to excel as a quarterback in this league, but the Bears aren’t giving him the tools necessary to do so.
There is definitely reason to believe that a strong offensive-minded head coach like Smith would be the perfect environment for a dual-threat QB of his quality to ultimately break out.