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NFL Fans Are Happy For Justin Fields Today

Bears quarterback Justin Fields.

The Chicago bears flipped from seller to buyer prior to the NFL's Tuesday trade deadline when they acquired wide receiver Chase Claypool from the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for a second-round draft pick.

The move surprised many in NFL circles.

But ultimately, the consensus is it should come as a boon to the Bears' offense as a whole and quarterback Justin Fields in particular.

ESPN analysts Mina Kimes and Robert Griffin III both pointed out that the trade should benefit Fields and signifies the fact that the Chicago front office is committed to Fields as its starter for the long term.

Fields, a first-round draft pick in 2021, has played better of late. He's scored a combined seven touchdowns versus committing two turnovers across the Bears' past four games. Chicago has scored at least 22 points in three of the four contests.

Plus, he's been doing that without many weapons in the passing game. Through eight games, only one Bears player, wideout Darnell Mooney, has more than 15 catches, and he has just 25 grabs for 364 yards and four touchdowns.

Claypool, meanwhile, has 32 catches for 311 yards and a score despite being a secondary option in a struggling passing attack. He should immediately become a starter for the Bears.

Fields finally has a second weapon to throw to.

Now, it's up to him to prove the faith of the front office was well-placed and that he can be the Bears' long-term answer at quarterback.