NFL insider believes Justin Fields trade could happen quickly at NFL Combine

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There is not a lot of downtime when it comes to the NFL, but the period between the Super Bowl and the NFL Combine is about the quietest the league is all year. Once the NFL Combine begins on February 29th, it’s go time. The legal tampering starts not long after, followed by NFL free agency and the draft. It’s a never-ending cycle, perfectly orchestrated to keep football junkies on the edge of their seats for all 12 months out of the year.

For Falcons fans, the offseason has been much more exciting than the actual season for quite some time, and this offseason is no different. They’ve already completely overhauled their coaching staff, hiring Raheem Morris after letting go of Arthur Smith, but their next decision is even more vital to the success of the team in 2024 — finding a quarterback.

There are a multitude of options, but the Falcons are in an odd position with the 8th pick in the draft where they may not be able to land the quarterback they desire. That’s the primary reason why Justin Fields has been the name most constantly connected with the organization over the last several months.

At this point, it seems like a foregone conclusion the Bears will move on from Fields before the draft. The 2021 first-round pick has flashed at times but hasn’t shown nearly enough consistency for Chicago to pass on a potential franchise quarterback for the second year in a row. They are going to trade Justin Fields, and NFL insider Albert Breer believes the “bones of the trade will be set next week” at the NFL Combine.

Falcons fans won’t have to wait much longer to find out if there’s a homecoming in the works.

I’m more hesitant about the idea than most, especially after Steve Wyche recently came out and suggested the Falcons likely won’t be interested in a Justin Fields trade. The fit with Zac Robinson is not seamless; plus, the club will have to part ways with draft compensation and then decide quickly whether to hand Fields a lucrative new contract. Those are some pretty severe obstacles working against Fields coming to Atlanta, but if Robinson believes he can build an offense around him, it changes the conversation entirely.

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