5 quarterbacks the Bucs could trade for in 2024

The Bucs could have yet another starting quarterback for a third-straight season.
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3. Justin Fields, Chicago Bears

Prior to Week 11 kickoff, a report came out about the Chicago Bears' commitment to third-year quarterback Justin Fields. That report suggested that the Bears would have to be "blown away" by an offer in order to part with Fields during the offseason. This came after weeks of speculation and public questioning/smearing while Fields dealt with a thumb injury.

There is still a possibility the Bears move on, though, just as their was this last offseason. Should Chicago wind up with the no. 1 overall pick thanks to the Carolina Panthers, they will have a decision to make: stick with Fields or draft Caleb Williams.

The closer we get to draft time, the more we'll know about Chicago's potential plans. If Fields is indeed on the block, the Bucs should jump at the opportunity to land him. He's clearly not been used correctly in Chicago, and their offensive coordinator, Luke Getsy, has not done a good job catering to Fields' strengths.

In Tampa Bay, the Bucs would get a legitimate dual-threat quarterback; a type they haven't seen maybe ever before. Fields would change the landscape of this offense from Day 1.