Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields is, in fact, still a rookie
Forget about what should have been a free play on a missed call where the Packers were clearly offsides, and Fields threw a deep pass that was intercepted. The rest of the game was up and down for the rookie.
Fields took four sacks against the Packers, and every single one of them could have been avoided had he gotten rid of the football sooner. A couple of them were even made as a Green Bay defender wrapped him up around the ankles — that should never happen.
The number one thing Fields will need to work on, through the film process this week, is getting rid of the football. Understandably so, this is a rookie mistake. Many rookie quarterbacks hold the ball too long. It’s normal.
Fields also made some incredible throws against the Packers, too. But, for fans to expect him not to make rookie mistakes is unrealistic. He might make some ugly mistakes like he did yesterday against the Packers, but the good will outweigh the bad in the long run.
If there is anybody who expected Fields to come in and light up the NFL in his first season, running a Matt Nagy offense, they were sadly mistaken. Let’s give this kid the benefit of the doubt and believe these are easy fixes once he takes a look at the tape.