3 Players the Chicago Bears should consider trading up for
By Joseph Herff
Justin Fields is a player the Chicago Bears should consider trading up for
After the clear and obvious top quarterback in Trevor Lawrence, it gets murky as to who is the next best option. There are rumors circling that Zach Wilson is the next best according to NFL teams and even the best according to some as well, but that could just be smoke in the water to get teams to trade up.
Justin Fields though is highly overlooked. Analyst and fans alike think way too much into what school he plays for. Ohio State truly hasn’t produced a good NFL quarterback, but that shouldn’t hinder his value. Texas Tech didn’t produce a good quarterback until Patrick Mahomes. The school shouldn’t define the clear and obvious talent.
Fields was a two-year starter for the Buckeyes. He had a great 2019 and followed it up with an even better 2020 falling just short of a National Championship to the stacked Alabama Crimson Tide. In 8 games, Fields completed 70.2% of his passes for 2,100 yards and 22 touchdowns. Fields additionally ran for five touchdowns. His best game came in the Sugar Bowl when he outdueled Trevor Lawrence completing 78.6% of his passes for 385 yards and six touchdowns.
It’s hard to tell where Fields will get drafted. If he falls outside of the top 10, the Bears shouldn’t hesitate to pull the trigger and trade up for the dual-threat quarterback. Fields has an extremely high ceiling given his underrated arm strength and athletic ability.