Bears should trade Justin Fields, draft Bryce Young

Bears should trade Justin Fields, draft Bryce Young

If Mike Tannenbaum have been in Ryan Poles’ scenario, the previous Jets basic supervisor would commerce Justin Fields and snag Alabama quarterback Bryce Younger with the No. 1 decide within the 2023 NFL Draft.

Tannenbaum, in a phase on ESPN’s “Get Up” on Tuesday, mentioned he nonetheless thinks Fields shall be a “good quarterback” — and perhaps even somebody who can crack the NFL’s prime 10 on the place — however the return Poles, the Bears’ GM, might get would assist Chicago construct round Younger.

“Once I (commerce Fields) and get a minimum of a first- and a third-round decide, I’m resetting Bryce Younger’s rookie contract and I’m going to have the ability to get a minimum of 4 beginning caliber gamers,” Tannenbaum mentioned.

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Tannenbaum in contrast the attainable scenario to the Jaguars, who’ve quarterback Trevor Lawrence on his rookie deal and signed items like wideout Christian Kirk, offensive lineman Brandon Scherff and tight finish Evan Engram to fill their offensive unit across the former No. 1 decide from Clemson. Jacksonville closed the 2022 season with wins in seven of its last 9 video games to snag the AFC South title from the Titans, making the playoffs in head coach Doug Pederson’s first season.

“So I can flip Justin Fields into principally six high quality gamers and get Bryce Younger, who I believe would be the higher participant, I’m making that transfer if I’m the Bears,” mentioned Tannenbaum, who was the Jets GM from 2006 by way of 2012.

Fields flashed star potential throughout his second NFL season, regardless of going 3-12 as a starter. He ran for 1,143 yards and eight touchdowns — stringing collectively explosive rushes — whereas throwing for one more 17 scored underneath first-year offensive coordinator Luke Getsy and head coach Matt Eberflus.

Whereas at Alabama, Younger threw for 3,328 yards and 32 touchdowns in his third collegiate season. He rushed for one more 4 touchdowns to complete with 87 whole scores throughout his three-year profession with the Crimson Tide, which ended with a victory over Kansas State within the Sugar Bowl.

The Bears clinched the No. 1 decide when the Texans transformed a late 2-point conversion to defeat the Colts, dropping their grasp on the highest decide within the course of.

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