Chicago Bears News: Fields reaches 1000, draft stock rises, and more

Chicago Bears, Justin Fields (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Chicago Bears, Justin Fields (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The Chicago Bears are not having a good season. It is somewhat by design as they are trying to rebuild under a new regime.

The most important thing to the team this year was the development of their young star quarterback.

If they won some games in the process, it would be nice but about half-way through the year it was clear that wasn’t going to happen.

On Sunday, they once again played a good game but came out on the losing end. Their 25-20 loss to the now 13-1 Philadelphia Eagles dropped them to 3-11. If there was a such thing as a “good loss”, that would be one of them.

The Chicago Bears are a 3-11 football team looking to get better going forward.

Draft Stock:

The Chicago Bears have now lost seven games in a row. At 3-13, they have the second worst record in the NFL which means that they would have the second overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

They climbed from third worst to second worst thanks to a big weekend win by the Denver Broncos who are now 4-10. Hopefully, the tank continues so that the Bears can use the draft to improve the organization.

Fields’ Milestone:

In the loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, Justin Fields reached an impressive milestone. He became the third quarterback in NFL history to reach 1000 rushing yards in a single season. Only Lamar Jackson (2019 & 2020) and Michael Vick (2006) did so before him.

Fields is still working on his game as a paser which is coming along nicely but there is no doubt that he can change a game in the NFL. The Chicago Bears are lucky to have him as he has proved his worth to them going forward. He is the guy.

NFC North News:

The Detroit Lions picked up a big win over the New York Jets which got their record up to 7-7. Somehow, they are ahead of the Green Bay Packers in the standings ahead of Green Bay’s Monday Night Football game vs the Los Angeles Rams.

On Saturday, the Minnesota Vikings came back from 33 down to beat the Indianapolis Colts in overtime to get their record up to 11-3. They are one of the best teams in the NFC and are officially the NFC North champions.

Looking Ahead To Next Week:

Next week, on Christmas Eve, the Chicago Bears are playing against the Buffalo Bills at home in Chicago. It is going to be a tough game as the Bears will once again be playing one of the five best teams in the NFL.

It should be fun to see if Fields and the crew can make a close game out of it while still maintaining a good draft positioning. No matter what, 2023 and beyond is the most important thing.

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