The Pittsburgh Steelers have made a significant move by acquiring quarterback Justin Fields from the Chicago Bears in a trade, as announced by both NFL teams on Saturday.

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This decision by the Steelers comes shortly after they signed free agent quarterback Russell Wilson, who was previously with the Denver Broncos.

Russell Wilson, aged 35, is anticipated to take on the role of the starter for the upcoming season, while Fields, after three seasons primarily as a starter for the Bears, will have to wait for his opportunity.

Wilson, who secured a Super Bowl victory in 2013 with the Seattle Seahawks, had a less successful tenure with the Denver Broncos over the past two seasons.

In exchange for Fields, Chicago will receive a 2025 sixth-round draft pick, potentially escalating to a fourth-round selection.

Ryan Poles, the general manager of the Chicago Bears, stated, “We have engaged in multiple trade conversations in recent weeks and believe trading Justin at this time to Pittsburgh is what is best for both Justin and the Bears.”

Fields, who was the 11th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, expressed his readiness for the new chapter while acknowledging his gratitude towards Chicago. He thanked the city, the Bears organization, and his teammates for their support.

The Steelers had previously traded quarterback Kenny Pickett to the Philadelphia Eagles, where he will serve as a backup to Jalen Hurts.

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