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Justin Fields

#1 QB,

Bears

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ACTUAL 2022

296 FPTS

RANK: 6

2023 SEASON

379 FPTS

RANK: 6

AGE

24 yrs

HEIGHT/WEIGHT

6'3'' / 228 lbs

COLLEGE

Ohio State

Justin Fields Won't get fifth-year option

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-04-24 07:04:06

The Steelers aren't expected to pick up the fifth-year option on Fields' rookie contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

It perhaps goes without saying, given that Fields is coming in as the second QB on the depth chart and would be guaranteed around $25.66 million in 2025 if the Steelers were to pick up his option before the May 2 deadline. While the team may have interest in keeping him around beyond the upcoming season, it won't be at that price before he's ever put on a Steelers uniform. Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports that fellow offseason acquisition Russell Wilson will enter offseason workouts in "pole position" at quarterback, with Fields then getting a chance to compete at some point in the future, according to coach Mike Tomlin. Fields is on track to be a free agent next spring, and his playing time between now and then seems largely dependent on Wilson struggling.

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