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Justin Fields’ trade drama grows as Bears Instagram rumors swirl

Bears fans are speculating that Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears are heading for a divorce after the quarterback appeared to cut ties with the team on Instagram.

Social media was abuzz when some astute fans noticed that Fields no longer followed Chicago’s official Instagram account.

It’s unclear whether Fields, 24, ever followed the team in the first place, but if he did, it’s unclear when he unfollowed the account.

Justin Fields leaves the field after a loss to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field in Green Bay on January 7, 2024. Getty Images

The former first-round pick follows in the footsteps of teammates like Bears safety Elijah Hicks and offensive tackle Braxton Jones.

Fields last posted on the social media platform on February 9th, featuring a video of him training in Reeboks.

The Bears have the No. 1 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, which will be held in Detroit from April 25-27, and have been linked with USC quarterback Caleb Williams.

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields throws during the first half against the Green Bay Packers on January 7, 2024 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. AP

Chicago could trade Fields before the free agent signing period begins on March 13th.

The Falcons are in need of a quarterback, and Fields has been consistently linked in trade speculation since he grew up in Georgia.

Other NFL teams inquired about a possible trade for Fields at this year’s Senior Bowl. According to Sports IllustratedMr. Albert Bria.

Bears executives are reportedly meeting to “finalize a plan” for the quarterback position, with a plan expected to be finalized by the NFL Scouting Combine, which begins next week in Indianapolis.

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields high-fives a fan after his team’s 37-17 victory over the Atlanta Falcons at Soldier Field on December 31, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. Getty Images

Fields threw for 2,562 yards, 16 touchdown passes, nine interceptions and an 86.3 passer rating this season.

Chicago went 3-14 the year before, but finished last in the NFC North with 7-10.

The Bears traded last year’s top pick to Carolina and now own the No. 1 pick via the Panthers in a deal that also includes star receiver DJ Moore.

The Bears selected Fields with the 11th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

After a brief stint at Georgia, Fields transferred to Ohio State, where he led the Buckeyes to the Big Ten Championship and finished third in Heisman Trophy voting.

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