Green Bay Packers rival quarterback Justin Fields had his best game of the season by far on Sunday. Fields completed 28-of-35 passes for 335 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception. He also rushed for 25 yards on four carries. This all came in a 31-28 loss at home against the Denver Broncos.
The Green Bay Packers rival is 0-4 on the season. With the trade deadline set for October 31, would the Chicago Bears rip the bandage off trade Justin Fields and start over? Well, one of the teams that is rumored to potentially trade for him is the Atlanta Falcons.
The Bears will play on Thursday night this week against the Washington Commanders, and it is quite possible they drop to 0-5. Chicago is already looking to trade players away as general manager Ryan Poles will have some interesting decisions to make about the roster within the next couple of weeks. Fields is in his third season out of Ohio State.
Green Bay Packers Rival Justin Fields to the Atlanta Falcons Makes Sense Because He Started His College Career With Georgia and Also Needs a Fresh Start with an Offensive Head Coach
Fields is from Kennesaw, Georgia, which is about a 32-minute drive to Atlanta, Georgia. He would be going back home, which would not be a bad thing for him. Justin Fields would be with an offensive-minded head coach in Arthur Smith. His offensive philosophy is to run with the football and set up a play-action pass.
That would fit his scheme perfectly after rushing for over 1,000 yards a season ago. Atlanta has rookie running back Bijan Robinson and Tyler Allegier in the backfield as well. He would have way better offensive weapons with Drake London and Kyle Pitts.
Erik Lambert of sportsmockery.com said about a potential Fields and Atlanta Falcons trade:
“It is becoming clear Desmond Ridder isn’t cutting it for Atlanta at quarterback. His first half in London against Jacksonville was a low point, throwing two interceptions, including a pick-six. If the Falcons aren’t careful, a promising start to the season will get wasted because their quarterback isn’t creating enough plays for them. Arthur Smith is a top offensive mind in the league. He’s worked with mobile quarterbacks before. It isn’t a stretch to think he might be able to make good use of what Fields does well. One must not forget Ryan Pace is in Atlanta’s front office. He drafted Justin Fields two years ago. The idea of acquiring him and reviving his career would no doubt appeal to him. To top it off, Fields is a Georgia native. Coming back to his home state would likely be something he’d embrace. Neither team has reached that point of no return yet, but they’re close. If Fields can’t get things going over the next six days, the Bears may put him on the block. Don’t be surprised if Atlanta comes calling.”
The Atlanta Falcons, at the current moment, are 2-2 in the NFC, along with the New Orleans Saints and Derek Carr. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 3-1 in the NFC South with Baker Mayfield leading the way. Desmond Ridder will not cut it for the entire season at quarterback. Taylor Heinickie is the backup quarterback for the Falcons, but Green Bay Packers rival Justin Fields still has more upside at just 24 years old, and it could salvage their season if a move is made sooner rather than later.