Fields and the Bears both need to understand that he isn’t the tractor, but the trailer. Even though quarterback is arguably the most important positon in sports, Fields will not need to feel like the team’s success is all on his shoulders. The draft day decisions made by Ryan Pace reflect this, and has have comments made by the staff and front office.
There are plenty of templates to use for Fields development, but that’s what they are, just templates. The Bears will be able to read the room when it comes ready for his time, just as long as Fields understands he doesn’t need to rush his own process.
Top end QBs may feel overwhelmed, butthe great deal for Fields is he isn’t going to the Jets or Jaguars. Much like Trey Lance, he is at least going to a competitive club. They have a staff beyond thrilled to work with him, He has QB room full of almost two decades of knowledge. Both are on their last years, and at this point, it’s time to share the wealth.
Dalton and Foles have literally been in the league since 2011 and 2012, and have seen the giant shift in offenses in that short term. Offenses that shift to college based concepts, more athletic QB’s, and play in space. In Year 1, he needs to understand he doesn’t have to master the offense, but master his comfort level.