Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields throws a pass at training camp. Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears finally traded quarterback Justin Fields over the weekend, dealing the former first-round selection to the Pittsburgh Steelers, ending Fields’ four-year run with the team. While some fans are probably glad that the hysteria has finally subsided, it’s true that some of the Bears players may be disappointed.

Bears tight end Cole Kmet recently offered his thoughts on the Fields trade and the situation that developed over the past few years. The former Notre Dame tight end said he wanted to go out for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration when he learned the news, according to the CHGO Bears podcast.

“I was planning to hit the city and go out, but then I got a call from FLus and the people with the Bears and decided to stay in after the news with Justin,” he said via the CHGO Bears podcast, by way of Pro Football Talk.

“Obviously, really upsetting that it came to that,” Kmet added. “And where it was at that moment, but you kind of felt like the writing was on the wall with that.”

Chicago drafted Cole Kmet in 2020, so he played with Fields for his short-lived run with the team. So obviously, there’s a connection there. Nonetheless, the Bears and Fields will trudge on, as they’re likely set up to draft Caleb Williams first overall in this year’s NFL Draft.

[Pro Football Talk]

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