Once again, Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields finds himself trending for something other than how he plays on the field.
It was clear that this offseason was going to be full of drama and rumors, but being three days separated from the Super Bowl, the rumors and drama have already started.
In fact, it started during Super Bowl week when Rich Eisen spent most of his interview time with Justin Fields asking him, essentially, how he’d feel about being traded, if he thinks he’s going to be traded, and how he will respond to being traded if it happens, etc.
Is Justin Fields about to be dealt from Chicago Bears after two seasons?
Now, three days following the Super Bowl, Jason La Canfora went on Twitter, and he dropped a piece of information that has Chicago Bears fans rolling their eyes.
Now, to dissect it, this tweet really only says more than one (which could be as little as two) NFL general managers left the Super Bowl with more conviction than not that Justin Fields will be traded from the Chicago Bears.
Does that mean Justin Fields should be packing his bag?
No, absolutely not.
The discourse between NFL general managers couldn’t be less reliable than it is right now.
Not only do the Chicago Bears have the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, but they have just under $ 100 million to spend on their team along with that No. 1 pick.
To think the other 31 NFL general managers are going to show their hand when a team like the Bears have as much power as they do is a silly idea to have.
Along with that, Ryan Poles qualifies as an NFL general manager. He could be one of the “more than one NFL general manager(s)” cooking this theory up.
Why would Ryan Poles do such a thing?
To drive up the price of the No. 1 pick even further than it is right now.
One of the more likely bidders for the first pick, the Indianapolis Colts, also made some headlines recently.
That’s due to Jim Irsay, the owner of the Colts, saying, “The Alabama guy doesn’t look bad, I’ll tell ya.”
It looks like the top dog in Indy likes Bryce Young quite a bit. And with the Texans also needing a quarterback, it could be a race to the top for whoever really wants Bryce Young — or at least a 100% chance they get the quarterback they want.
Whether the Chicago Bears actually move on from Justin Fields for a prospect that would be drafted after him if he was in this draft seems like a silly move, however, NFL teams aren’t incapable of making silly decisions.
For the Chicago Bears’ sake, however, just go ahead and keep Justin Fields. It’ll be the right move.