Chicago Bears: Comparing Justin Fields to Aaron Rodgers’ college production

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With two NFC North quarterbacks being hot topics around the league for very different reasons, it’s a good opportunity to look at why they slid in their respective drafts. The Chicago Bears finally secured themselves what should be a franchise quarterback in Justin Fields, but he’ll have a long way to go in order to come close to his current division foe.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been one of the best to ever do it, and he’s done it now for nearly two decades. Tormenting the Bears for years, Rodgers has been the proverbial insult to injury.

While the Bears have still not had a 4,000-yard passer or a legitimate All Pro quarterback, Rodgers continues to perform at a high level year-in and year-out. Along the way, he’s typically curb-stomped the Bears twice a year. Very rarely have the Bears come out victorious against Rodgers.

But, are the tides about to dramatically change for these two teams?

While the Chicago Bears are getting ready for Justin Fields’ rookie year, the Packers could be looking at life without Aaron Rodgers.

Whatever is happening in Green Bay right now is certainly not how Packer fans planned their offseason. The standoff between the Packers and Rodgers continues to get more and more interesting by the day, and he could soon be in a different uniform.

For now, it looks like the Bears have the most faith and excitement around their quarterback situation. Fields could end up being their guy for the next decade-plus.

Not only is Fields a tremendous talent, but he slid in the draft and now enters the league with a chip on his shoulder — similar to how Rodgers entered the league once upon a time.

The Draft slides could have come for different reasons, but both Fields and Rodgers had a few negative aspects to their scouting reports, respectively. This was an opportunity for us to take a dive into each quarterback’s collegiate production and how they compare side to side. First up, it’s the passing game.