Chicago Bears: 3 things Justin Fields must do to win starting job

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In an unexpected turn of events, the Chicago Bears were able to acquire Justin Fields in the 2021 NFL Draft. Rumors swirled that Fields would be snatched up in the top 5 picks, a price that would be too steep for Bears GM Ryan Pace to jump into. The Bears had just enough draft capital to at the 11th pick to go and grab their QB of the next decade.

Bears fans across social media are almost seemingly delirious with excitement. The Bears of course have an uncomfortable history littered with below average quarterbacking that has seemingly always been in spite of the traditionally solid to great defenses they seem to roll out.

Fields has tremendous credibility as prospect, even from his days in high school. Ironically enough, he and Trevor Lawrence were the first two ranked prospects overall in 2018. Not every prospect makes it through college cleanly to be drafted as high as they might have been as prospects, but in this case it has happened.

Fields started off at 5 star recruiting powerhouse Georgia, but with Jake Fromm entrenched at the QB at a young age, he jumped to program in that similar stratosphere in Ohio State. There, Fields took advantage of Coach Ryan Day’s spread offense, which looked very similar to previous Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer, who Day took over for.

Fields can also be seen as the guy that can lead in the locker room and on the field, even at such a young age. Every year a QB seems to drop precipitously because of rampant smokescreens, (think Aaron Rodgers in 2005), and the Bears might reap the benefits.