Justin Fields posts farewell after getting traded to Steelers: ‘Cannot say thanks sufficient’


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After a curler coaster three years with the Chicago Bears, Justin Fields‘ tenure within the Windy Metropolis is over.

The eleventh choose of the 2021 NFL Draft was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday. 

Chicago owns the No. 1 choose and seems more likely to choose Caleb Williams or one other quarterback

It stays unknown what Fields’ standing will probably be in Pittsburgh. Experiences say he’ll again up newly acquired Russell Wilson, however followers on social media have a tough time believing that.

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Justin Fields of the Chicago Bears waves to followers after his staff’s 37-17 win in opposition to the Atlanta Falcons at Soldier Discipline Dec. 31, 2023, in Chicago.  (Justin Casterline/Getty Pictures)

Both means, it is a new chapter for the 25-year-old, and he posted a farewell on X, previously Twitter.

“Can’t say thanks sufficient to the town of Chicago for taking me in and embracing me. Thanks to the whole Bears group and possession for permitting me the chance to be a part of such a historic franchise,” he wrote

“However most of all thanks to my all my brothers that I performed with. You all had been the rationale I attacked every day the best way I did. I can’t thanks all sufficient for what y’all have meant to me during the last 3 years via the ups and downs. I want every certainly one of you nothing however success. Prepared for this subsequent chapter!”

Justin Fields comes off injured

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields walks to the locker room after being sacked throughout the second half of a recreation in opposition to the Minnesota Vikings Oct. 15, 2023, in Chicago. (AP Photograph/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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Together with the lengthy message, he posted a graphic with the phrases “THANK YOU” in yellow font with a black background, the Steelers’ colours.

Fields has proven flashes of expertise, changing into certainly one of simply three quarterbacks in NFL historical past to hurry for 1,000 yards in 2022, becoming a member of Michael Vick and Lamar Jackson. As a starter, although, Fields owns a 10-28 file.

The Bears will reportedly obtain a 2025 sixth-round choose that might change into a fourth-rounder if Fields performs in 51% of snaps subsequent season, however that doesn’t appear to be in Pittsburgh’s plans.

Fields is underneath staff management via 2027 as he enters his fourth NFL season, and the Steelers can now give him a fifth-year possibility and provides him the franchise tag twice.

Justin Fields running

Justin Fields of the Chicago Bears runs the ball throughout the first half in a recreation in opposition to the Philadelphia Eagles at Soldier Discipline Dec. 18, 2022, in Chicago. (Quinn Harris/Getty Pictures)

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The Steelers traded away Kenny Pickett earlier this week after Pickett needed a brand new alternative following Wilson’s deal. Pickett will now again up Jalen Hurts in Philadelphia.

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