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Adam Schefter shares what he thinks the Bears will get in the potential Justin Fields trade

Adam Schefter shares what he thinks Bears will get in potential Justin Fields trade originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

With each passing day, it seems more likely that the Bears will select Caleb Williams with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. If the Bears heard everything they needed to hear in their interview with Williams at the NFL Combine, and if they decide to move forward with Williams as Plan A, then the next step for them is to trade Justin Fields.

NFL Insider Adam Schefter Joined “Pardon My Take” podcast for an episode published Friday, and shared his thoughts on the kind of return the Bears can get by trading Fields away.

“Sam Darnold to me is perhaps the most relevant pay comparison when you talk to people,” Schefter said on “PMT.”

When the Jets moved on from Darnold in 2021 to draft Zach Wilson, they sent him to Carolina in exchange for a 2021 sixth-round pick, a 2022 second-round pick and a 2022 fourth-round pick.

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Schefter believes it is worth considering the Alex Smith trade as well, as Bears GM Ryan Poles was in Kansas City when the Chiefs acquired Smith from the 49ers. That was in 2013, and after the Chiefs won eight games with Smith, the price ended up being two second-round picks.

“I think Justin Fields’ compensation is somewhere between what Alex Smith got and what Sam Darnold brought.”

Bears GM Ryan Poles addressed the media in Indianapolis earlier this week and said the timeline for a potential trade ultimately depends on what opportunities present themselves, but that the Bears want to do right by Fields.

“No one wants to live in the gray, I know that is uncomfortable,” Poles said on Tuesday. “I wouldn’t want to be in that situation either. So we will gather the information, we will act as quickly as possible, we will not be in a hurry and see what presents itself and what is best for the organization.”

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