3 trade packages for the Carolina Panthers to land Justin Fields

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Carolina Panthers trade offer No. 3

One primary reason why Justin Fields failed to put more wins on the board in 2022 was the lack of consistency around him on offense. The Chicago Bears struggled to protect their quarterback effectively and the pass-catchers at his disposal also failed to meet expectations almost from start to finish.

Even trading for Chase Claypool didn’t bring much in the way of improvements. So if the Bears did move off Fields in favor of Bryce Young, they have to surround the former Alabama stud with enough quality to smooth his transition.

This is where the Carolina Panthers come in. Offering the Bears two second-rounders this year and next would help, but sweetening the pot with Terrace Marshall Jr. could be enough for Chicago to accept.

Marshall endured a rough start to his Panthers career thanks in no small part to Matt Rhule’s mismanagement and a clear lack of coaching prowess to develop young talent. Once Steve Wilks took over, it was no surprise that the LSU product thrived along the way.

While hopes remain high that Marshall can become a legitimate No. 2 option opposite D.J. Moore, the chance to grab their future quarterback means he could be sacrificed if it’s something the Bears demand.

That might be disappointing to some. But it’s a small price to pay if Fields becomes the stable presence under center Carolina’s been lacking since the days of Cam Newton.

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