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The Las Vegas Raiders Are In The Running For Chicago Bears Quarterback Justin Fields

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The opening day of free agency has sent ripples all around the NFL. Teams throughout the league are looking at ways they can shake up their roster going into next season. The quarterback position still remains a major talking point throughout this offseason.

The QB market was shaken up when Russell Wilson decided to sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Earlier today, the Atlanta Falcons made a major swing by signing Kirk Cousins to a massive four-year 180 million dollar contract.

Both the Pittsburgh Steelers and Falcons were potential landing spots for Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields. However, according to NFL reporter Ben Devine, the Las Vegas Raiders have emerged as a possible suitor.

The Bears have been a major talking point since clinching the first overall pick in the draft via the Carolina Panthers. The team will have to decide between rolling with Fields or starting over at the position again.

Jimmy Garappolo was suspended by the Raiders for violating the NFL’s anti-doping policy. The team currently doesn’t have a franchise quarterback going forward. The Raiders signed quarterback Gardner Minshew to a two-year $25 million dollar contract.

At just 25 years old, Fields has shown that he has the ability to be a starter in the league for years to come. However, it is important to note that the Bears have not made it official that they will move on from Fields.

No matter if Fields is the solution or not, the Raiders will still need to look for a long-term solution for the position. The first round of the NFL Draft starts this year on April 25th. The Raiders currently hold the 13th overall pick in this year’s draft.

The future for both teams should get clearer as free agency continues to progress.