3 wildcard teams that could trade for Justin Fields after Cousins signs with Falcons

Kirk Cousins is off the market, so what does that mean for Justin Fields?

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Monday afternoon, the Chicago Bears saw a division foe lose their starting quarterback. It was the big domino we were all waiting for.

Kirk Cousins spurned Minnesota in favor of signing with the Atlanta Falcons on a massive 4-year contract worth up to $180 million.

With the Falcons being a rumored landing spot for Justin Fields, they're off the board. The Pittsburgh Steelers also agreed to terms with Russell Wilson, and they were reportedly another big player in the Fields saga.

Options seem to be dwindling for the Bears in a possible Fields trade. The Las Vegas Raiders and Denver Broncos are somewhat logical landing spots at this stage, with both teams possessing a pick outside the top 10 in the 2024 NFL Draft.

But, other than those two, could the Bears end up settling for a worse trade return than originally anticipated? How about a wildcard team entering the fold? Certainly, they wouldn't even think of trading Fields to the Vikings, would they?

If we wanted to think outside the box a bit, these three wildcard teams could enter the chat and ultimately snag Fields in an underwhelming trade.

1. Philadelphia Eagles

At first glance, one might think this is a crazy idea. The Eagles have a top quarterback in Jalen Hurts, already. But, with the market softening, could Fields end up needing to accept a backup role? Daniel Jeremiah seems to think it's possible.

For Bears fans, thinking of Fields potentially being a backup in this league still seems like a ludicrous idea. Surely, he's not worse than 31 other starting quarterbacks in the NFL.

But, if the Raiders and Broncos refuse to offer the Bears a trade for Fields, this might ultimately become his reality -- a backup.

Let's say the Eagles offered the Bears a third rounder. Does Ryan Poles hold? Or does he take the deal?