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Justin Fields Sparks Cardinals QB2 Rumors With Latest Move as Desperate Bears Try to Woo Caleb Williams

Published 02/20/2024, 10:32 AM EST

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The Chicago Bears had a nice finish to their 2023 season. After losing to the Lions in Detroit in Week 11, Chicago won four of its final six games to escape last place in the NFC North with a 7-10 finish. The upward winds have not kept blowing into the offseason. Instead, the drama around quarterback Justin Fields keeps blowing up.

Chicago appears set to select USC QB Caleb Williams with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2024 NFL draft, a pick they got in a draft-day trade with Carolina last year. That means the apparent end of the line in Chicago for Fields, the Bears’ starter for most of the last three seasons after being a first-round pick in 2021. And it seems he has already found a new home.

Is Arizona the next destination for Justin Fields?

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Bo Brack took to X to share an insightful picture. He had put up a screenshot of Fields’ Instagram “Following” list. Guess who the Bears QB is now following? Rondale Moore and Budda Baker. The Cardinals’ star wide receiver and safety respectively. However, it’s interesting because he wasn’t following them until a few days ago.

Brack, who’s a Cardinals reporter, captioned the post, “Justin Fields, Arizona Cardinals QB2, confirmed.” But, of course, we know that merely following players from another team does not mean anything.

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However, he also unfollowed his own team, the Bears on Instagram, which actually lends credence to his Cardinals move rumors.

Fields unfollows his own team

As the NFL offseason gains momentum, all eyes are on Chicago. There a seemingly innocuous social media gesture by Bears quarterback Justin Fields has sparked speculation and fueled discussions among Bears fans. Fields’ decision to unfollow his own team on Instagram has reverberated throughout Bears nation, triggering uncertainty about his future with the franchise.

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This development arises at a critical juncture for the Bears. As rumors swirl regarding the team’s quarterback plans for the upcoming season. They already have the coveted No. 1 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft and so they face a pivotal decision: stick with Fields or potentially opt for USC standout Caleb Williams to helm their offense.

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Despite Fields’ notable performance last season, marked by career highs in passing yards and completion percentage, doubts persist within the Bears organization regarding his suitability as the long-term quarterback solution. While Fields showcased his dual-threat prowess with over 600 rushing yards and multiple rushing touchdowns, it seems that his on-field accomplishments may not have completely assuaged the concerns of the team’s decision-makers.

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Jakso James is an NFL Writer at EssentiallySports. Jakso’s analysis takes a reader around the league with a look at the player strategies and stats. An ardent football lover himself, he developed a strong connection with the Denver Broncos as he witnessed Russell Wilson break the barriers.
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