Jeffrey Becker - USA Today Sports
Jeffrey Becker - USA Today Sports

Bears News: Justin Fields releases heartfelt statement after being traded

by - Senior Editor -

It is the end of the Justin Fields era in Chicago.

Fields was traded for a 2025 sixth-round pick that can be turned into a fourth-rounder if he plays 51% or more next season for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Fields went to X and posted a classy statement to the city of Chicago.

"Can’t say thank you enough to the city of Chicago for taking me in and embracing me," Fields wrote. "Thank you to the entire Bears organization and ownership for allowing me the opportunity to be part of such a historic franchise. But most of all thank you to my all my brothers that I played with. You all were the reason I attacked each day the way I did. I can’t thank you all enough for what y’all have meant to me over the last 3 years through the ups and downs. I wish each one of you nothing but success. Ready for this next chapter!"

In 2023, Fields completed 61.4% of his passes for 2,562 yards with 16 passing touchdowns and nine interceptions in 13 games. He also rushed for 657 yards.

With the Bears overall, Fields threw for 6,674 yards and 40 touchdowns with 30 interceptions. He also had 2,220 rushing yards and 14 scores.

He was 10-28 in 38 starts with Chicago.

Bears general manager Ryan Poles released the following statement after trading away Fields.

“We have engaged in multiple trade conversations in recent weeks and believe trading Justin at this time to Pittsburgh is what is best for both Justin and the Bears. Today we spoke to Justin to inform him of the trade and the rationale behind it for us as a Club. We want to thank him for his tireless dedication, leadership and all he poured into our franchise and community the last three years and wish him the best towards a long and successful NFL career."

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