Could Justin Fields Get Scary in Minnesota?

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The Chicago Bears have an interesting decision to make in the coming weeks with an established young starter at quarterback and the first overall pick in a generational type of class. Justin Fields did his best to dispel worries about his future, but Caleb Williams may be too good to pass up. If the current starter is traded, how scary could he be in Minnesota?

Could Justin Fields Get Scary in Minnesota?

Since being drafted 11th overall in the 2021 NFL Draft, Justin Fields has experienced some significant ups and downs. A good portion of that can be translated to being a part of a poorly run Chicago Bears organization, but obviously, Fields has had to take his lumps through development as well. Despite having yet to lead his team to a winning record, it’s beyond clear that Fields has taken steps forward.

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This last season, Fields completed a career-best 61.4% of his passes. His 16 touchdowns through the air were just one shy of the 2022 total, but he turned the ball over less often as well. Finally acquiring a solid wideout in D.J. Moore last year, it was apparent that with better talent, he was capable of better results. There has been a significant deficiency when it comes to the teammates around him, and if he is dealt, almost anywhere he goes should have a much better infrastructure in place.

It would seem highly unlikely that the Bears would be open to dealing Fields within the division. They should want no part of facing their former quarterback twice a season into the foreseeable future, but that doesn’t mean Minnesota couldn’t put together a package where that makes sense. The Vikings would certainly need to pay a premium, given the rival nature of the organizations, but it still probably pales in comparison to what moving into the top three of the draft would cost.

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There is plenty of logic to thinking that a better situation would only help Fields develop into an even better quarterback. If he goes to the Atlanta Falcons or Pittsburgh Steelers, the Bears quarterback would immediately be surrounded by better talent with more prolific skill position players.

The coaching staffs in each of those places also represent a step up, and seeing the former Ohio State Buckeye blossom would seem to make a lot of sense.

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No team in the NFL, at least among those looking for a new quarterback, possesses the pass-catching weapons that the Minnesota Vikings do. For Fields, that would be truly a dream come true. Throwing the ball to Justin Jefferson and Jordan Addison is something any signal caller would sign up for, and while Fields to Minnesota seems lofty at best, it’s hard not to think about how scary that situation could be for the opposition.

Ted Schwerzler is a blogger from the Twin Cities that is focused on all things Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings. He’s active on Twitter and writes weekly for Twins Daily. As a former college athlete and avid sports fan, covering our pro teams with a passion has always seemed like such a natural outlet.