May 3, 2021
BY Lance Cartelli

Bears Trade Up 'Stunned' Vikings Who Wanted Justin Fields

After the "big three" quarterbacks — Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson and Trey Lance — were drafted with the top three picks, all eyes turned to where Justin Fields would land in the 2021 NFL Draft. 

When the Lions, Panthers and Broncos all passed on the Ohio State quarterback, there was one team that was prepared to stop his freefall — the Minnesota Vikings

Unfortunately for the Vikes, the Bears jumped their NFC North rivals and Minnesota will have to face Fields for potentially a looong time. 

By missing out on Fields, who was dropping right into their laps at No. 14 overall, the Vikings were reportedly "stunned," according to ESPN. 

After Minnesota missed out on a first-round quarterback, the Vikings moved onto Plan B, drafting Texas A&M's Kellen Mond in the third round. 

All this spells bad news for incumbent starter Kirk Cousins, who will not like the news that Minnesota is looking for his replacement. 

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