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Justin Fields unfollows Chicago Bears on Instagram as rumors of a trade heat up

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Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields will likely see his three-year run with the team come to a conclusion at some point soon.

Rumors continue to float about that Fields will be traded by the Bears. They boast the No. 1 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft and are likely set to select USC quarterback Caleb Williams, leaving Fields’ future up in the air.

The former Ohio State star also seemingly unfollowed the Bears on Instagram recently, leading to speculation that a trade is all but imminent. Check out this teaser for an appearance from Fields on a podcast later in the week. He apparently wants to get something off his chest.

All of this comes amid more talk that the Atlanta Falcons are aggressively going after Fields in trade talks with the Bears. General manager Terry Fontenot has made it more than clear that Atlanta is in the market for an upgrade at quarterback.

“We have a lot of really smart people in the building. We’re going to spend a lot of time together, make sure we attack that the right way,” Fontenot on the Falcons’ QB situation. “We’re not going to close any doors, be it trades, free agency, the draft. We will make sure we keep an open mind there and we’re going to attack it and make sure we get it right.”

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Amid all of this, Fields apparently followed several members of the Falcons on social media. That includes star running back Bijan Robinson. Whether we read anything real into this remains to be seen. But there is a lot of smoke out there right now.

Jordan Schultz of Bleacher Report added another layer to this on Tuesday, indicating that “there’s absolutely a building buzz” about the Falcons making a move for Fields.

Fields, 24, was a first-round pick of the Bears back in 2021. He’s had an up-and-down start to his career with 40 touchdown passes compared to 30 interceptions in 40 games (38 starts). Chicago also boasts a disastrous 10-28 record in his 38 starts.

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