Social Media Is DESTROYING Steelers QB Russell Wilson Over His STRANGE Comment About TEAMMATE Justin Fields(O)

Russell Wilson talking to Justin Fields after game.Russell Wilson and Justin Fields (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)


NFL fans are destroying Pittsburgh Steelers signal-caller Russell Wilson over his comments on teammate and fellow quarterback Justin Fields, who also came over to Steel City this offseason.

Following his release from the Denver Broncos, Russell Wilson signed a one-year deal with the Steelers worth the veteran’s minimum. Soon after, the Steelers acquired Justin Fields via trade with the Chicago Bears, who went on to use the No. 1 pick on USC quarterback Caleb Williams.

In a recent interview with Tim Benz of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Wilson made headlines when he suggested that Fields could flourish in a non-quarterback role, adding that the Ohio State product “would strike fear in” opposing defenses:

“Justin is obviously one of the most talented guys in the NFL. You know all the things he can do. The player, the quarterback that he is. He’s dynamic. It’s all about us winning. That’s the focus. I think it would strike fear in some defenses, that’s for sure.

Justin is a franchise quarterback. He’s a guy that can do a lot of amazing things. So, we have two dynamic guys that can do a lot of special things.”

But let’s just say that fans on social media weren’t buying Wilson’s suggestion for one interesting reason…

 

 

Russell Wilson was released by the Denver Broncos this offseason despite a solid bounce-back campaign with head coach Sean Payton. In releasing the nine-time Pro Bowler, the Broncos took on a record $85 million dead money charge for the next two years.

Fields showed improvement in year three with the Bears last season, but they couldn’t pass on the opportunity to draft Williams after securing the No. 1 selection via trade with the Carolina Panthers.

Last season, Fields completed 61.4 percent of pass attempts and threw for 2,562 yards, 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions to go along with 657 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns.

Russell Wilson Is The Starter…For Now

Soon after the Steelers completed the trade for Fields, head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed that Wilson is the starting quarterback.

Wilson completed 66.4 percent of pass attempts last season for 3,070 yards and 26 touchdowns against only eight interceptions. And that was with a head coach who obviously wasn’t sold on Wilson as his QB.

The 35-year-old Wilson will open 2024 as the starter. But of course, Tomlin won’t hesitate to go to Fields if the future Hall of Famer struggles out of the gate.

REPORT: Stunning Details Emerge On Justin Fields Being A “Toxic” Teammate During His Tenure With Chicago Bears

Justin Fields of Chicago Bears looking on.Justin Fields (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
According to a new report, Justin Fields was a “toxic” teammate and difficult for players to work with in the Chicago Bears’ locker room.

Two months ago, the Bears traded Justin Fields to the Pittsburgh Steelers for the surprisingly low price of a 2025 sixth-round draft pick. A month later, the Bears used the first overall pick of 2024 via the Carolina Panthers on USC quarterback Caleb Williams.

Fields was traded to Pittsburgh soon after the AFC North club signed ex-Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson to a one-year deal. Head coach Mike Tomlin has emphasized that the plan is for Wilson to be the Week 1 starter, with Fields backing him up.

Tyler Dunne of GoLongTD.com reports that the Bears’ quarterback room of Fields, Andy Dalton and Nick Foles was extremely “toxic”. Dunne’s report states that Fields was always separated from the two veterans, and that Fields was ignoring Foles during a period where the Super Bowl 52 MVP was trying to mentor the youngster:

“They never were together. It was always Andy and Nick walking side by side and Justin always 15 yards behind them…

There were several arguments amongst the QBs. Once, per one source, Foles was trying to teach something to Fields in the QB room and — upon turning toward the rookie — Foles realized Fields wasn’t even paying attention. His head was down. At that point, Foles was done trying to play mentor. The two could not stand each other.”

On top of that, a source told Dunne that Fields never built “authentic relationships with teammates”, and that the former first-round pick “lacks emotional intelligence.”

Over his three seasons with the Bears, Justin Fields went 10-28-0 as a starter with 6,674 passing yards, 40 touchdowns, 30 interceptions and 2,220 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns. He rushed for an impressive 1,143 yards and eight TDs during the 2022 season.

Steelers Are An Ideal Landing Spot For Justin Fields

Unfortunately for Fields, most QB-needy teams waited until the 2024 NFL Draft to select their new signal-caller. The trade market for Fields was largely limited this year, so there weren’t many better landing spots than the Steelers.

Even if Russell Wilson plays well and holds down the starting duties all season long, Fields will benefit from learning behind the veteran quarterback and future Hall of Fame head coach Mike Tomlin.

Fields is slated to become a free agent after the 2024 season.

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