Chicago Bears: Burning questions as Bears work through bye week

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2. Will Matt Nagy continue to allow Bill Lazor to call the Chicago Bears offense?

The past two weeks, we have seen Justin Fields put together arguably his best two games as a pro. Sure, they have come in losses. But, Fields’ performances against the San Francisco 49ers and Pittsburgh Steelers have resulted in major growth from the rookie.

The one thing Bears fans do not want to see at all, in the second half of the season, is for head coach Matt Nagy to take back play-calling duties. For now, offensive coordinator Bill Lazor has done a fine job for the most part — at least, given the fact he’s calling from Nagy’s playbook.

Lazor has made an effort to get Fields into play-action more regularly and move him out of the pocket, which has paid off in a big way. After scoring a combined 17 points in their games against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Green Bay Packers, the Bears have combined for 49 points in their past two contests.

In these past two games, Fields has thrown for 466 yards and rushed for 148. It is clear, Fields is getting much more comfortable. As this season goes on, that’s what it’s going to be about — Fields’ development. For that to continue happening at an acceptable pace, Lazor should keep the play-calling duties. It’s imperative that Nagy cannot let his arrogance get in the way.