NFC North rival doesn't hold back with feelings about Bears trading Justin Fields

Dan Campbell may want to be careful what he wishes for.

Dec 10, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) shakes hands with
Dec 10, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) shakes hands with / Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports

Many Chicago Bears fans have pointed to the praise that Justin Fields receives across the NFL as the reason why the team should have moved forward with Fields as the starting quarterback.

That is also the reason why many Bears fans are still upset over the fact that the Bears were only able to obtain a 2025 sixth-round pick in dealing Fields away to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The value for the Bears in the trade was resetting the quarterback contract clock in favor of a quarterback in Caleb Williams whom the team believes is the reason why they will win games.

Essentially, while it's possible that the Bears felt they could win with Fields they did not believe they could win because of Fields. Despite that feeling from the Bears, Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell is celebrating the fact that Fields is no longer in the NFC North.

The Detroit Lions will not miss former Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields.

Of course, the Bears will be hoping that Campbell's comments are an instance of being careful what one wishes for. If Williams enters the NFL with the Bears and is good from the start, that would mean the Bears unseating the Lions at the top of the NFC North sooner than most believe.

To be fair, Fields was a menace against the Lions over the course of his three years with the Bears. The Lions struggled to contain Fields on the ground as the quarterback averaged 90 rushing yards per game in 5 starts.

Though, if you look at Fields' passing numbers against the Lions, we are brought back to the reason why the Bears made a change at the quarterback position. Fields averaged just over 168 passing yards per game against the Lions with a completion percentage of 57.02%.

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