Chicago Bears: 5 bold predictions for Justin Fields in 2021

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4. Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields will complete over 67.0% of his passes

This is yet another record Fields will break, and he’ll do it as a rookie. Believe it or not, the all-time single-season record for completion percentage by a Bears quarterback came last year by Mitchell Trubisky (67.0%).

Ah, yes, another Trubisky reference. This is becoming quite the annoying theme. But, context matters. We can go ahead and assume Fields is going to have a far better career than Trubisky, so it makes sense to do a little comparison.

Coming out of Ohio State, one of the commonalities of every scouting report on Fields is that he is an accurate passer. In his last season with Ohio State, Fields completed 70.2 percent of his passes. The year prior, he was just over 67 percent.

Now, going from college to the pros is a big difference. Defenses are a lot smarter. Defenders are far more athletic. Pass rushers are tougher. Completing 67 percent of his passes as a rookie might be the most bold prediction yet, but that’s why these aren’t cake walk goals to set for the kid.

Imagine Fields breaking two franchise records as a rookie, between passing touchdowns and completion percentage. What a world we would be living in.