Chicago Bears: 5 mind-blowing Justin Fields statistics

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Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields never threw a deep ball interception in college

One thing Bears fans have been accustomed to seeing over the years is an inconsistent deep ball. This century has not been kind to them, thinking back to all of the mistakes Rex Grossman made and moving up into the Jay Cutler years. There have been many interceptions thrown.

Recently, Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles just couldn’t throw an accurate enough ball. Usually they were severely overthrown or well under. With Fields, that changes now. Over his entire collegiate career, Fields never threw an interception on a throw longer than 30 yards.

Not only did he never throw an interception on those deep passes in college, but he was excellent in that area. As you can see by the 95.7 grade, Fields excelled on those passes.

Last year, the Bears finished down near the bottom in terms of big passing plays (25 yards or more). Only the Jaguars, Bengals and Giants had less big passing plays than the Bears. Chicago finished with 20 such plays in 2020. To put that in perspective, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers led the NFL with 44.

Having speed on this roster like Darnell Mooney, Marquise Goodwin and Damiere Byrd (assuming the latter two make the roster), Fields could have a lot of fun on those deep passes. The Bears might see that number spike quite a bit up from 20. Chicago now has a ton of speed, and a quarterback who can toss a pretty accurate deep ball.