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Justin Fields had HUGE praises for Ryan Poles following the trade


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Vince Carbonneau
May 22, 2024  (5:14 PM)
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Justin Fields with the Bears
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If only every breakup could be as amicable as the one between Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears. Such harmony might just make the world a better place.

Fields may have moved on, but he remains a hot topic among Bears fans, even as excitement builds for first-overall pick Caleb Williams.
After being selected 11th overall in the 2021 NFL Draft, Fields spent his first three seasons with the Bears. This offseason, he was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a 2025 sixth-round pick, which could become a fourth-round pick depending on his playing time this season.
The draft capital the Bears received for Fields was a contentious issue leading up to the 2024 NFL Draft. Analysts like Mel Kiper had predicted the Bears could secure as high as a first-round pick, so ending up with a future sixth-rounder felt like a letdown.
However, it seems Ryan Poles had Fields' best interests in mind. After the Steelers' first OTA practice, Fields praised the Bears' general manager for looking out for him during the trade.
This move aligns with the Bears' renewed focus on treating players as people rather than property. The organization has been a leader in prioritizing mental health, and Poles' considerate handling of Fields' trade has bolstered his reputation among both players and fans.
Fields is now poised to compete with the recently acquired Russell Wilson for the starting job in Pittsburgh. In 2023, Fields threw for 2,562 yards, 16 touchdowns, and nine interceptions, while also rushing for 657 yards and four touchdowns. He hopes to begin a new chapter with a franchise known for its stability and success.
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