Oddsmakers now favor Justin Fields to land with the Atlanta Falcons

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Oddsmakers now favor Justin Fields to land with the Atlanta Falcons originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

Homecoming for Justin Fields?

The Falcons are now the favorite to land Fields this offseason, according to oddsmakers at DraftKings Sportsbook.

It was once the Steelers who were in the lead, but now the Falcons take over. Behind the Falcons (-300 now), the Bears (+275), Steelers (+380), Raiders (+800), Patriots (+1500) and Broncos (+2500) follow.

A league told NBC Sports Chicago’s Josh Schrock the Falcons have checked in with the Bears about Fields. It’s unclear how far those conversations went but there’s reason to expect them to pick back up at the NFL combine, the same place general manager Ryan Poles developed the framework for last year’s trade with the Panthers for the No. 1 pick.

Falcons head coach Raheem Morris’ comments certainly turned heads at the NFL combine, too, as he alluded to Fields as a potential fit without explicitly saying his name.

“You want to go get the best fit for your people, you want to get the best fit for your coaches, you want to go get the best fit for our city, and you want to do all those things,” Morris told CBS Sports on Tuesday at the NFL Scouting Combine about Atlanta’s QB search. “There’s nothing ruled out. I forgot to mention trades, because all of those things come into play. We’ve really been tedious, we’ve really been going through the process of how we are going to acquire the best fit for us.”

Morris’ mention of “best fit” for the city caught people’s attention, as Fields is a Georgia native. He doubled down on his comments, acknowledging he would send ripples with his details.

He didn’t shy away from the importance of gaining a leader and someone who connects with the city.

“People are going to read into those words or whatever – however they do those things,” Morris said. “There are people that are from Atlanta. There are people from around Atlanta. You can name the milage of how close some of those people are….

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Publish date : 2024-02-29 01:43:39

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