There are plenty of teams that have been in the discussion for trading the Chicago Bears for Justin Fields. One team that has been brought up here and there but does not get too much talk is the New England Patriots. The Patriots have the third overall pick in the 2024 NFL draft.
Could the New England Patriots trade the Chicago Bears for Justin Fields?
The typical thought process is that they will take a quarterback. There are three quarterbacks that many deem worthy of being selected that high, so they will take whoever falls. However, sitting at three does bring complications. Do they really just not care which of the three they get? They do not prefer any? The odds are that one of the three, or even more, will not turn out well, should they just accept the third-best option?
If the quarterback goes back-to-back in the first two picks, the Patriots could consider drafting the third quarterback or the best overall player in the draft at any other position. That includes the elite tackles Brock Bowers and Marvin Harrison Jr.
So, this is a similar debate to the Chicago Bears. Do the Patriots draft a quarterback at three and hope to
build around him, or use their asset to build a team good enough to trade for Justin Fields and then slot him in at quarterback? We really do not know what the Patriots' identity would be without Bill Belichick, but we do know that they hired Alex Van Pelt, who most recently was working with Deshaun Watson with the Cleveland Browns. Does he see a chance to utilize Fields' skill set in the same manner and perhaps get even better results?
If there is a sleeper team that is being less talked about but would also be obvious after the fact, it is definitely the New England Patriots. Will they trade for Justin Fields?