Chicago Bears Rumors: Philadelphia Eagles checked in on Justin Fields

The Bears have talked with at least one team about a Justin Fields trade.

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With Marcus Marcus Mariota signing with the Washington Commanders this past week, the Philadelphia Eagles needed a new backup quarterback to Jalen Hurts, with many believing that the Eagles would be an ideal landing spot for Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields.

The Eagles wasted no time in addressing their need for a backup quarterback but their answer at the position was not Fields. Instead, the Eagles traded for former Pittsburgh Steelers starting quarterback Kenny Pickett.

Though, the Eagles checked in with the Bears before agreeing to the trade with the Steelers.

Dan Graziano of ESPN reported that the Eagles and Bears had trade conversations regarding Fields but the two teams were not aligned on value.

Graziano's report would refute the idea that the Bears have not been shopping Fields during the early portion of the off-season.

It also is not a surprise that the Eagles and Bears were not a match in their trade discussions. The Eagles were in the market for a defined backup quarterback while the Bears are likely trying to sell Fields as a starting quarterback.

Justin Fields with the Chicago Bears remains in question after the latest trade rumor.

That is the likely reason for the delay in the Bears ability to trade Fields.

While Fields certainly has the talent to be a starting quarterback in the NFL, teams are likely hesitant about the Bears' quarterback's ceiling. Considering that trading for Fields would also come with the immediate decision of his fifth-year option, that would be why there has been preference across the league for stopgap options available on the free-agent market.

It would now seem that Fields will remain on the Bears' roster until the start of the NFL Draft at the end of April. The Bears may be hoping that a quarterback-needy team misses on the chance to select one of the quarterbacks with first-round grades, thus forcing them to get back to Fields as an option.

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