Former Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields could have a bold new role with Steelers

It's so crazy, maybe it will work.
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In 2024, the way kickoffs look to fans will be much different than they're likely used to seeing, as the NFL will be adopting the XFL's kickoff design.

The new kickoff rules could mean an increased role for a number of players across the league, and that includes a former Chicago Bears quarterback.

Special teams coordinators now have a bit more creativity with how they attack kickoffs, and in Pittsburgh, creativity could be at an all-time high with how they could plan on returning kicks in 2024.

Former Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields could be returning kicks for the Steelers next season

As Bears fans saw, Justin Fields was electric with the ball in his hands. Anytime he took off running, fans got to their feet to see how Fields could blow their mind next.

Strictly as a passer, there were areas of his game that could use improvement, but with the ball in his hands in open space, truly any play could result in a touchdown for Fields.

At 6-foot-3, 228 pounds, Fields has a build that could take a few hits.

This could be something that people see as disrespectful to Fields as a quarterback, but in the NFL, it's important for players to put themselves in positions to further their team to the best of their ability. With how dynamic Fields is as a runner, this could be a spot for him to shine.

Fields' speed is something that most defenses don't want to deal with, and that is certainly true against special teams. With how creative special teams coordinators can get now, Fields could win over the hearts of Chicago once again with his best impression of Bears' Hall of Famer, Devin Hester.

Maybe Jaylen Warren was just goofing around, but if he's serious, Fields returning kicks will be must-watch television.