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Justin Fields Next Team Odds: Will Bears Find A Suitor?

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Justin Fields Next Team Odds: Will Bears Find A Suitor?

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The Chicago Bears used the 11th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft to take Ohio State QB Justin Fields. After two seasons of borderline disastrous results, Fields took a step forward in 2023. But he still ranked just 23rd out of 30 qualified quarterbacks in QBR rating. 

Experts and insiders have been hinting that the trade market could be open for Fields, an extremely productive college star who has dazzled with his running ability. The 2024 NFL Draft is QB-rich, giving credence to the idea the Bears might be looking to move on from Fields and take a QB with the first overall pick. 

Teams needing a QB could make a call and see if a change of scenery helps – it’s helped a lot of former Bears quarterbacks. 

Bookies.com oddsmaker Adam Thompson has used his resources of NFL contacts developed over 20 years covering the league to update his hypothetical NFL futures odds on Fields’ 2024 team.

Justin Fields 2024 Team Odds

TeamOddsImplied Probability
Chicago Bears+17536.4%
Denver Broncos+20033.3%
Las Vegas Raiders+60014.3%
Tennessee Titans+75011.8%
Seattle Seahawks+10009.1%
Indianapolis Colts+14006.7%
The Field+11508.0%

Odds are for entertainment purposes only and do not reflect odds that may be available on legal betting apps.

Fields was a force at Ohio State. In two seasons, he passed for well over 5,000 yards with 63 TDs and only nine INTs while rushing for 15 more scores. Chicago selected him and many experts believed it was a heck of an addition for a franchise that has been looking for a next-level QB since Jim McMahon left in 1989. 

Through three seasons, that has not materialized. In 38 games, Fields has thrown just 40 touchdowns with 30 interceptions, and the Bears are a brutal 10-28 in his starts. It's been a tough go for Bears fans backing their team on Illinois betting apps.

Fields is known for his rushing skills, though the 657 rush yards and four TDs are far below the 1,143 yards and eight TDs he gained in '22. To be fair, Chicago’s skilled players and its offensive line don't compare with the elite offenses of the NFL. 

Fields, who last year became just the third QB ever to rush for 1,000 yards in a season, is still on his rookie contract, so cash-strapped teams may see him as the best option available. 

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However, it doesn't seem to have worked that way. The Bears found basically zero interest from teams in acquiring Fields at the NFL Combine. It appears Chicago must either stick with their guy or lower any trade demands to the bare minimum. 

With free agency just beginning, QB-starved teams filled spots. The Falcons inked Kirk Cousins to a massive deal, the Buccaneers brought back Baker Mayfield, the Vikings signed Sam Darnold. The Commanders and Patriots are planning to use picks 2 and 3 in the 2024 NFL Draft on new QBs. The Steelers added Russell Wilson, too. 

Chicago could stick with Fields and draft, perhaps, Ohio State WR Marvin Harrison Jr. at No. 1. Or trade Fields and selecting a QB such as Caleb Williams, who has been compared by some to Patrick Mahomes. They could also trade the No. 1 pick for a king's ransom and add key pieces that would help Fields reach his potential. 

If the Bears decide to use the draft to select their next QB, and Chicago puts Fields on the clearance rack. But who is left to take him off Chicago's hands? 

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What Are Justin Fields' Top Landing Spots?

There aren't a ton of teams desperately seeking an upgrade at QB anymore. A few of them that are, may not be in a position to draft a blue-chipper. 

The Denver Broncos are paying Wilson nearly $80 millino over two years to disappear, crushing their salary cap number. But they made a slew of cuts, releases and restructures that pushed them into the Top 10 of available cap space as of March 12. And they still really need a QB. 

With Denver out of the running for the Top 3 QBs in the draft, J.J. McCarthy of Michigan has been pegged as a top target for coach Sean Payton. But Fields, if even for 1-2 seasons, could be the win-now preference. 

The Las Vegas Raiders had Jimmy Garoppolo, who missed most of last season due to injury and managed more INTs than TDs in his seven games on the field. Aidan O'Connell took over and managed 12 TDs in 11 games. He won't be back with LV after failing a drug test, leaving a big gap at the spot. Fields adds a mobile wrinkle to the position that full-time head coach Antonio Pierce could work with. 

The team signed Gardner Minshew to a two-year deal, but adding Fields offers a competition. That said, many people felt Fields' final press conferences were spend throwing offensive coordinator Luke Getsy under the bus. Getsy is the new OC for the Raiders. 

The Seattle Seahawks could still seek some competition for Geno Smith, who underperformed in the first year of a new contract. Drew Lock is a free agent. The Tennessee Titans are riding with second-year pro Will Levis, but have no backup plan. The same goes for the Indianapolis Colts with Anthony Richardson. 

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The Field is led by the Patriots and Commanders. Despite the Darnold signing, the Vikings still may seek a QB but likely will find it tough to trade with the NFC North rival, and the New York Giants already seem interested in moving on from high-priced Daniel Jones just one season after signing a huge deal. 

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Adam Thompson for Bookies.com
Adam Thompson
NFL writer and expert Adam Thompson joined Bookies.com in 2019 after a successful run as senior handicapper for SportsLine and CBSSports.com. He's long been established as one of the nation's premier handicappers, specializing in the NFL where he's hit on more than 60% over the past three years. Adam's NBA, PGA and horse racing picks have also produced major winners over the last 12 months. His customized NFL and NBA odds for players and teams have been picked up by hundreds of websites over the past year.