PFF proposes ridiculous Justin Fields trade for the NY Jets

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The NY Jets are in the market for a quarterback this offseason. They've been connected to every QB expected to be on the market, ranging from Aaron Rodgers to Derek Carr to Lamar Jackson to Jimmy Garoppolo to Ryan Tannehill to...the list goes on.

But one unexpected name has entered the conversation: Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields.

There has been some speculation that the Bears could consider trading Fields and drafting his replacement with the No. 1 overall pick, similar to what the Arizona Cardinals did with Kyler Murray and Josh Rosen a few years ago.

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora even reported that "more than one NFL general manager came away from the Senior Bowl fairly convinced that Justin Fields will be dealt." Take that report with a grain of salt, of course, but it has sparked discussion.

Not all discussion is productive discussion, however, and that's certainly true for one ridiculous trade scenario that was proposed by Pro Football Focus' George Chahrouri on Thursday.

Don't expect the NY Jets to trade for Justin Fields

Chahrouri has the Jets trading the No. 13 overall pick, the No. 43 pick, a 2024 first-round pick, a 2024 second-round pick, and wide receiver Elijah Moore to the Bears for Fields.

Yes, that's two first-round picks, two second-round picks, and Moore all sent to the Bears for a QB with a career TD/INT ratio of 24/21 — a quarterback who has completed under 60 percent of his passes in two seasons.

Oh, and a quarterback who, in this scenario, the Bears would decide to replace after just two years. Someone make it make sense.

Fields showed a ton of promise in 2022, carrying a dismal Bears offense, and proving to be one of the most dynamic young players in the NFL. That said, he's still far from a finished product, and it's certainly not guaranteed that he will prove to be a long-term solution for any team.

There's optimism, but Fields remains a very inconsistent passer despite the promise he showed as an overall playmaker last season. Suggesting the Jets should surrender four premium draft picks and a talented young wide receiver on his rookie contract for Fields is downright ludicrous.

Even for a more reasonable package, it's hard to imagine the Jets would have a ton of interest in trading for Fields. This is the same regime that passed on him in favor of Zach Wilson just two years ago, after all.

The Jets are looking for a sure thing at the quarterback position. They're looking for a proven commodity who can come in and stabilize the current roster and regime. Fields is a swing for the fences with a low floor. That's not what the Jets are prioritizing this offseason.

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The Justin Fields conversation is a fun one, and you can make an argument that the Jets should inquire about his market if he does, in fact, become available. But if the asking price is this proposed deal, Joe Douglas shouldn't think twice before hanging up the phone and moving on.