Chicago Bears: 5 bold predictions for Justin Fields in 2021

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3. Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields will rush for 680 yards

Remember a couple of years ago when former Bears tackle Bobby Massie was speaking about Trubisky and said that he thinks it’s more than possible to expect him to rush for at least 40 yards per game?

Well, that year, Trubisky ended up rushing for 421 yards, which was good for an average of 30 yards per game (he missed two games that year).

Fields is a much more mobile quarterback with 4.4 speed, so to predict he will rush for 680 yards in his rookie season isn’t all that far fetched. After all, it’s only an average of 40 yards per game — and he can do it.

College stats are pretty meaningless, for the most part, when trying to predict the same thing as a pro. But, Fields averaged 48 yards rushing per game with the Buckeyes last year. At the very least, that says a lot about Fields’ willingness to take off and run.

He will make plays with his legs. That’s a given. And, there may be games where he goes crazy and rushes for 80, 90, or maybe even more. But, for a guy of Fields’ skill set, 40 yards per game should be more than doable — and he could end up finishing just behind Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson, depending on how he runs the football this year.