Justin Fields is likely on the NFL trade market this offseason, and ESPN’s Mike Tannenbaum believes one team would be scary offensively with Fields under center.

Coming out of the 2023 season, Fields is still on the roster of the Chicago Bears but the franchise holds the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft. Per most projections, the Bears are expected to draft USC quarterback Caleb Williams and trade Fields for additional draft capital.

If that happens, Tannenbaum believes the Pittsburgh Steelers would greatly benefit from acquiring Fields. He pointed to a new offensive coordinator under Mike Tomlin who would be able to utilize Fields’ skill set.

“Justin Fields is a better football player than Kenny Pickett, the numbers back it up. As Hembo reminded me, 20% more explosive plays from Justin Fields, and when you look at what Arthur Smith did at Tennessee, specifically with Ryan Tannehill… I think Justin Fields has a very similar skill set,” Tannenbaum explained. “I think the Steelers are really scary if they can add Justin Fields who has a much higher ceiling than Kenny Pickett.”

With the draft in April, the Bears still have some time to decide on their plan or find the appropriate trade package for Fields. The NFL Combine is next week, and that event will further shape the draft outlook for those teams in search of a new QB. Fans can track the latest odds with Tradition’s sports betting in Ohio links.

Justin Fields’ career numbers

In 3 NFL seasons, Fields has a career record of 10-28 as a starter. He did improve to 5-8 as a starter this season while setting career-best numbers in passing yards, completion percentage and interception percentage.

Fields has shown signs of development, but the potential cost benefit of the Bears drafting a rookie is evident. We’ll see if that leads Chicago to find a trade suitor for the former Ohio State star entering a crucial 4th season.