It’s no secret that the Chicago Bears have been in desperation mode for a quarterback since the failed Mitchell Trubisky experiment came to an end last season.
Head coach Matt Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace, both firmly in the hot seat, hope they found that out after trading with the New York Giants at No. 11 for former Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields.
Chicago sent the 20th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, a future first-round pick and multiple mid-round picks. to the Giants to carry out the blockbuster.
A divisive figure during the pre-draft process, there was talk that Fields would land No. 3 overall for the San Francisco 49ers. Unfortunately for the double threat quarterback, he fell out of the top 10. Fortunately, Fields lands in a situation where he could start immediately with Andy Dalton currently QB1 on the Chicago Bears roster.
Fields began his college football career in Georgia before transferring to the Ohio State Buckeyes in 2019. During his two years as a starter at Columbus, Fields led the Buckeyes to back-to-back playoff appearances and posted a 20-2 record. He threw 63 touchdowns to just nine interceptions and rushed for 867 yards and 15 touchdowns. Fields is among the most talented quarterback prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft.