Ohio State Football: Justin Fields gets a new lease on an NFL career

Justin Fields looks to get back to his Ohio State football form in Pittsburgh.

Jan 7, 2024; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA;  Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) during the game
Jan 7, 2024; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) during the game / Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Justin Fields was an all-time great quarterback for the Ohio State football team. Demonstrating a rocket of an arm with great deep ball accuracy and legs like Micheal Vick, I believed Fields would quickly turn into an awesome NFL quarterback.

That has not happened, and his situation with the Chicago Bears is mostly to blame. Weak offensive lines, not much skill position talent, and an overall poor offensive scheme put Justin Fields behind the eight-ball to start his NFL career. But Saturday's trade to the Pittsburgh Steelers may be exactly what Justin needs to rejuvenate himself within the league.

Pittsburgh is completely re-vamping its offense this offseason after hiring former Atlanta head coach Arthur Smith as its offensive coordinator. They have always had a rock-solid offensive line play and a great running game. They also have some very talented receivers in George Pickens, Van Jefferson, and tight end Pat Freiermuth.

Now, Fields will not be the day one starter as Pittsburgh signed veteran Russell Wilson. But I believe that's a good thing for Fields. Let him sit, learn, develop, and regain his confidence after his time with the Bears. And if for some reason he gets a shot at playing in 2024, I think pairing Fields with an actual competent organization is a recipe for success.

As a Browns fan, I hate this. I think Fields found himself in one heck of a situation and he certainly can flourish as the second chapter of his career begins. I also truly believe that had San Fransisco not passed Fields up in the 2021 draft in favor of Trey Lance, he'd currently be an NFL MVP candidate right now. He is that talented. He just needs an organization that will help him instead of hurting him.

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I look forward to seeing what he can do in Pittsburgh and will certainly be rooting for his success.