Former Ohio State Quarterback Justin Fields Traded To Pittsburgh Steelers

By March 16, 2024 (8:04 pm)Football

Former Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields will get a fresh start in the NFL, as the former Chicago Bears signal caller was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday.

The Bears received a sixth-round pick in next year’s draft that turns into a fourth-round pick if Fields plays at least 51.0 percent of Pittsburgh’s snaps at quarterback this upcoming season. He joins a room that recently added former Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson, who is expected to start for the Steelers.

Fields, a first-round pick by Chicago in 2021, recently completed his third season with the Bears. He appeared in 40 games (38 starts) for Chicago completing 60.3 percent of his passes for 6,674 yards, 40 touchdowns and 30 interceptions while rushing for 2,220 yards and 14 more scores.

Despite a productive first three seasons, a trade appeared all but certain for Fields this offseason. Last offseason, the Carolina Panthers traded their first-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft to move up in last year’s draft, and the Panthers ended up with the worst record in the league, securing the top pick for the Bears that is expected to be former USC quarterback Caleb Williams.

At Ohio State, Fields started for two seasons from 2019-20 and led the Buckeyes to their most recent appearance in a College Football Playoff National Championship Game in 2020.

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