Odds for Justin Fields next team shift away from the Falcons

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When DraftKings released their opening odds for Justin Fields next team in 2024, the Falcons were right behind the Bears at +140 odds, which was somewhat shocking. Not because the Falcons shouldn’t be viewed as one of the top landing spots for his services, but because the Bears were considered the favorites to hang on to him rather than trade him and draft the top quarterback prospect with the #1 overall pick.

However, since the odds opened, they have shifted dramatically in favor of another team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. Arthur Smith’s new squad is now the favorite to land Justin Fields at -125 odds after starting out at +550.

The Falcons odds to land Justin Fields have plummeted by a good bit, as they now sit at +550.

The change in odds makes quite a bit of sense when looking at the situation closely. Justin Fields was considered a highly favorable option for the Falcons when Arthur Smith was the head coach. He’s much more of a schematic fit for Smith’s offense than he is Zac Robinson’s. Robinson stems from the coaching tree of Kyle Shanahan and Sean McVay, who have proven to have a type when it comes to their quarterbacks — Kirk Cousins, Matt Ryan, Matthew Stafford, Brock Purdy, etc. — guys who are accurate passers and get the ball out on schedule with quick decisions.

Justin Fields is far from that kind of quarterback, but that doesn’t mean Zac Robinson can’t tailor the Falcons offense to accentuate the strengths of Fields’ game. Whoever acquires Fields should not try to make him something he’s not. His legs and athletic ability are his primary strengths. Trying to make him a pure pocket passer would be foolish, which is why he’s probably not an ideal fit for the Falcons. The Steelers, who have consistently been built on a run-heavy offense that leans on their defense, make a lot of sense for Fields.

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