Brad Mills - USA Today Sports
Brad Mills - USA Today Sports

Bears trade Justin Fields to Steelers

by - Senior Editor -

The Justin Fields era is over in the Windy City.

The Chicago Bears are trading quarterback Justin Fields to the Pittsburgh Steelers according to multiple reports on Saturday.

The Bears will receive a 2025 6th-round pick that goes to a fourth-rounder based if he plays 51% of the snaps or more next season according to reports.

Fields will now compete with veteran Russell Wilson for the Steelers' quarterback job.

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."

For the Bears, all eyes are on the No. 1 overall pick and their selection of possibly Caleb Williams.

“I just want to go to a place that wants to win,” Williams said at the NFL Combine. “The whole 360, from the top all the way to the guys and down to the janitors, the people that make everything run. Just everybody wants to win, everybody is a part of that and we all take care of each other.

“I don’t play for fame. I don’t play for money. I don’t play for jewels and things like that. It’s to go out there and win as many games as possible and be the best that I can.”

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