Chicago Bears: It is time to worry about Justin Fields as a QB
The Chicago Bears were beaten pretty handily by the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. That is a sentence that people have been used to hearing for the better part of the century and it is getting really old really quickly.
In 2021, the Chicago Bears drafted Justin Fields in the first round so that he can try and help them start winning these games and potentially more. Unfortunately, things are off to a rocky start for Fields and the Bears.
Not only are they off to a rocky start, but it is also time to start worrying about him as a quarterback in this league. Everyone knows that the Bears have no clue how to draft and develop quarterbacks but this kid felt different coming out of Ohio State University where he was so great.
Here we are heading into week three of this season, however, and he hasn’t shown elite play for long stretches of time like some of his peers. With guys like Patrick Mahomes, Justin Herbert, Lamar Jackson, and Joe Burrow amongst others, there was some growth by now.
For Fields, it doesn’t even look like the Bears trust him at all. He went 7 for 11 passing for 70 yards. He didn’t throw a touchdown pass and had one interception. He did carry the ball eight times for 20 yards and a touchdown which was nice but not nearly enough.
The Chicago Bears may be worried about Justin Fields and his development.
There is one elephant in the room when talking about Fields as a quarterback. It is a fact that the offense is very slim on good weapons. Cole Kmet and Darnell Mooney are supposed to be really good for him but they were silent in this one. Some of that could be on Fields too.
It also doesn’t help that Fields has walked into a disaster in terms of an organization. First, he had Matt Nagy who is one of the worst offensive play callers in the history of the sport and now he has Matt Eberflus who is a defensive guy.
Sure, it is way too early to be judging Fields and Eberflus as a quarterback/coach duo but it is fair to be worried. As mentioned before, a lot of the other elite guys have started to take off at this point in their careers.
With the Houston Texans next up, it is a chance for Fields and the Bears to get it right going forward. This is supposed to be a building year for everyone. With that in mind though, it would be nice to see Justin Fields take big steps moving forward. We will see.