Yes, it appears we’re headed to a second-straight offseason of quarterback speculation for the Las Vegas Raiders.
Yes, rookie quarterback (and current starter) Aidan O’Connell has an opportunity to halt that chatter and convince the Raiders he should be the starter of the future in the net five games.
Still, the speculation has already begun, Recently, the Las Vegas Review-Journal has dived into the possibility of the Raiders trying to trade for Chicago Bears third-year quarterback Justin Fields in the offseason.
The search for a quarterback, of course, will depends on who will be the top decision makers. Las Vegas owner Mark Davis will have a coaching and general manager search. He could end up sticking with the interim tandem of coach Antonio Pierce and Champ Kelly (who were promoted October 31 when Josh McDaniels and Dave Ziegler were fired) or Davis could opt for outside options.
If Fields does emerge as the next Raiders’ quarterback it would likely mean Kelly is being retained. Kelly was the Bears’ assistant director of player personnel when Chicago drafted Fields out of Ohio State in the first round.
It’s questionable, though, if Fields is worth pursuing. He is still young and will just 25 on opening day in 2024.
While Fields has skills and has had some moments in the NFL, ball security had been an issue. He has thrown 27 interceptions and has fumbled 35 times in 35 games. That’s not ideal. He also has dealt with injuries.
Fields could be affordable in terms of trade compensation and he is still on his rookie contract. So, that could be attractive.
What do you think? Should the Raiders consider dealing for Fields or aim somewhere else at the most critical position on the field?
Should the Raiders have interest in trading for Justin Fields?
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No, let’s do better