2. Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields will break the franchise record for passing touchdowns
The Bears’ all-time record for passing touchdowns in a season is just 29, set by Erik Kramer back in 1995. It seems impossible that the standard is set so low in Chicago, but that’s why fans are so excited about having Fields. The Bears have not had a quarterback prospect with this much talent before.
Even Mitchell Trubisky’s 24 passing touchdowns back in 2018 felt like an incredible season for a Bears quarterback. Yet, there are multiple quarterbacks each year who throw for over 30 passing touchdowns, and sometimes even over 40.
Last year alone, there were 10 quarterbacks who threw 30 or more touchdowns. It’s becoming more and more prevalent. Yet, the Bears have not had a single quarterback do this — ever. Coming from the NFL’s oldest franchise, it almost seems unbelievable.
The one thing Fields also has a leg up on, compared to every past Bears quarterback, is that he’ll have one extra game to try and accomplish this in 2021. With the NFL season extending to a 17th game, Fields has one more opportunity to try and elevate his numbers.