Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields has been sacked more than any other passer in the NFL
One of the major frustrations with this offense has been how little time Fields has had to throw the ball. For the folks who scream, “Fields holds the ball too long,” here is a bit more context to try and sway that attitude.
Even though Fields is 30th in the league in pass attempts, he’s been sacked on 14.4% of his drop backs. No other quarterback is even at 10.0%.
Per Pro Football Focus, 88 percent of Fields’ sacks have put some responsibility on the offensive line, which is the 11th-highest in the NFL and by far the highest among rookie quarterbacks.
Does he hold the ball too long at times? Yes, but that’s a coachable habit. This is on Nagy, a supposed quarterback-friendly coach, to help him through. Holding the ball too long can be coached and fixed.
But, it hasn’t been fixed.
As for the offensive line being atrocious, Nagy has failed to scheme up better protection sets. How about the decision to start Lachavious Simmons at right tackle last Sunday over a guy like Alex Bars, who was clearly the better talent?
Nagy continues to make questionable decisions in regards to protection, play design and play calling.