Bearing down on QB fields
While the Chicago Bears' starting quarterback Justin Fields may be turning the corner this year, the Bears may be running out of patience with him as well. The thing is, Fields is playing in the third year of his rookie contract, and continues to struggle with leading the Chicago Bears offense. Now midway through his third season with the Bears, there have been rumblings about the Bears drafting a new rookie quarterback in 2024, and simply cutting ties with Fields at the end of the 2023 NFL season.
Curiously, the Bears have won two of their three wins this season with backup quarterback Tyson Bagent at the helm. With that in mind, the Chicago Bears have no reason to link Justin Fields with success. The problem is that the Bears have already won three games, all but taking them out of the running of the top-tier quarterback prospects in the 2024 NFL Draft.
Another low-risk, high reward option for the LA Rams
That could prove to be an advantage for the LA Rams if the Rams view Fields as a viable quarterback option in their offense going forward. I say this because the Bears may be willing to trade Fields. After all, the Bears hold the Carolina Panthers Round 1 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, which is currently slated to be the first overall pick. There is almost no chance that the Bears pass up a chance to add a rookie quarterback. That makes Justin Fields expendable.
Fields has one more year under his current rookie contract, which would allow the LA Rams or any other NFL team to have as solid amount of time to assess whether Fields is worthy of a lucrative extension. And the fact that Justin Fields is completing his third NFL season affords the Rams plenty of data as to whether he shows enough promise for the Rams to acquire him.