We Are Tracking Instagram Follows Now

| February 20th, 2024

We have hit the point of the offseason where we are tracking whether the Chicago Bears’ current QB follows the team on his Instagram account. Nothing epitomizes the fanbase’s current state of limbo quite like this becoming a story last night.


I understand why it blew up — us fans will chase any crumb of insight into the 2024 Bears’ QB plan — but the speculation feels like a major reach to me. We aren’t long removed from Kyler Murray unfollowing the Arizona Cardinals (admittedly during a contract dispute) before re-signing with the team, but beyond that we’ve had much stronger intel recently tell us that Fields is likely on the move.

Ian Rappaport recently told us it would take a “historic” haul to move Chicago off of #1…

Tom Pelissero, who seemed plugged in during Matt Eberflus’ end-of-year performance reviews, thinks Shane Waldron signals the end of the Justin Fields era…

And if those two weren’t enough, Adam Schefter echoed the same sentiment during his recent hit on the Pat McAfee show, listed below.

If Justin Fields ends up traded, we won’t look back at Instagram follows & unfollows as the smoking gun that laid the plan bare — the writing has been on the wall for a while. I first saw it when Fields all but said goodbye in his presser after the loss to Green Bay, but maybe you saw it earlier. Maybe you saw it later. Either way, with the Combine not set to happen for a few weeks, this rumor mill is all we have for now.

Stay strong — this part of the offseason doesn’t last much longer. We should have our answer in due time.

In the meantime, check out Lorin Cox’s Political Attack Ads on both of the Bears’ primary QB choices — he did a great job with these.

Your Turn: What else do you want to talk about at this point in the offseason?

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