3. Justin Fields continued his second-year breakout
To those who even thought about agreeing with some of the delusional pundits just a month or two ago, now is the time to learn something.
Much of the local Chicago media, and a good portion of the national media, has always loved to take jabs at the Bears. It’s what they’ve done for years, because they’re not used to having hope. They’re not used to the Bears having competent quarterback play, so that position has always been under scrutiny by anyone with a microphone or laptop.
But, Fields has shut the mouths of the doubters. In fact, he’s opened those mouths back up to sing his praises.
The Bears may have lost, but let’s remind ourselves once again, this season is not about wins and losses.
Fields’ opinion is on the contrary, if you listen to him throughout the week and especially after these losses. The kid wants to win, and he wants to win now — and that’s good. He should feel that way. He’s the ultimate competitor.
But, what he’s doing right now is unprecedented. He’s marking his name down in the history books week-in and week-out. The Bears have their franchise quarterback, and the future has never looked brighter in Chicago.
Fields is here to stay, and the Bears can now look forward and get excited about building this thing into a Super Bowl contender. With Fields under center, this team will always have a chance. Now, it’s about filling the rest of the gaps in 2023. So, if you’re a Bears fan, sit back, relax, and enjoy the process. Enjoy the breakout, because it’s happening.