Video Emerges Of QB Justin Fields PLAYING An Entirely NEW Position At Steelers OTAs, And Fans DON’T Know What To Make Of It(O)

Justin Fields doing drills at Steelers OTAs.Justin Fields at Steelers OTAs (Photo via Twitter)


New Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Justin Fields got fans talking this week after a video from the team’s OTAs surfaced online.

Steelers beat writer Nick Farabaugh posted a clip of the former Chicago Bears signal-caller being put through his paces in a ball security drill and doing pretty well.

However, it was the NFL Notifications account that got folks talking after posting the footage with the caption: “Justin Fields doing running back drills.”

Fields excels as a runner, and some reckon he’s way more effective in the rush game than he is as a passer. Still, fans were quick to point out that Fields wasn’t the only one participating, as they also observed that the Steelers were simply trying to strengthen their players’ ball retention.

Check it out below:


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Justin Fields Will Not Be Returning Kicks For Pittsburgh

Meanwhile, Justin Fields has responded to claims that he could be a kick returner for the Steelers.

Fields’ teammate, Jaylen Warren, previously revealed that special teams coach Danny Smith suggested Fields could be an option to return kicks. But the QB isn’t buying into the idea and has explained what happened.

“I think everybody kind of interpreted it wrong,” the quarterback told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Coach Danny was basically just trying to send a message that no matter who you are, you could be on special teams. He just used that as an example.

“… It’s funny how serious social media takes everything. It was kind of funny to me when everybody was making a big deal about it for no reason.”

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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