Justin Fields Agrees to Terms With Chicago Bears, Set to Make $18.9 Million Guaranteed

By Kevin Harrish on June 10, 2021 at 11:16 am
Justin Fields is officially a Bear.
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Justin Fields just got paid.

The former Buckeye quarterback agreed to terms with the Bears on Thursday morning, signing his rookie deal with Chicago. Fields' deal is a fully guaranteed four-year contract worth $18,871,952 that includes a $11,085,056 signing bonus.

The $18.9 million contract will be the largest deal ever signed by a Buckeye quarterback, topping Dwayne Haskins' $14.37 million rookie deal with Washington back in 2019.

It used to be commonplace for contract negotiations for draft picks, particularly first-round picks like Fields, to drag into the summer as players negotiated for more money. Since the NFL implemented a rookie wage scale for draft picks in 2011, however, contracts are typically signed quickly unless there are disagreements over guaranteed money or specific contract language.

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