4 most valuable Falcons trade assets they can use to acquire Justin Fields

If a trade ends up happening, here's how it could go.

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1. TE Kyle Pitts

Pitts' career in Atlanta has been, for lack of a better word, bizarre. He was one of the most exciting tight end prospects in decades coming out of Florida, and was drafted 4th overall in 2021 with the idea of being the centerpiece of Atlanta's offense for the next decade. And then, in his rookie season, he put up a 68-catch, 1,026-yard season that only intensified the hype.

Ever since, however, things have been rough. His sophomore year was a dud, as Pitts only appeared in 10 games and put up underwhelming numbers across the board. Same for his third season. The way Atlanta used him (or didn't) was puzzling, and the rumors of him getting traded only got louder when Morris didn't mention him at any point during his introductory press conference. A change of scenery doesn't seem like the worst idea, and Pitts and Fields both fit the same mold as a game-changing player who could still thrive in a different organization. As the centerpiece of any hypothetical trade, Pitts makes a ton of sense.

2. Taylor Heinicke

Outside of the panic that would run down the spine of Bears fans when they learned their team traded for a journeyman QB, bringing Heinicke in isn't the worst idea. He's not a starting-caliber QB at this point, but he holds plenty of value as a backup. His contract has him making $8.5 million this upcoming season, so maybe Atlanta eats some of that money in the deal. Having a backup QB that's reliable without ever threatening to take Caleb William's job is the ideal set up for the Bears, and it's not like current backup QB Tyson Bagent needs to be protected at all costs. If the Bears wanted to set up the prototypical QB room combo, this would fit the mold.