The Chicago Bears came into the 2022 season without enough talent to be a good team in the NFL. All they had was a quarterback that they are trying to develop with limited weapons and some solid players on defense.
Well, after trading guys like Robert Quinn and Roquan Smith, you can’t expect the defense too much else. They just simply aren’t good enough.
It is no surprise that the Bears are 3-11 staring down a game against the Buffalo Bills who are one of the best teams in the entire National Football League. This Christmas Eve matchup is not going to be easy for the Bears.
Now, on Wednesday night, the NFL announced their selections for the 2022 Pro Bowl. Justin Fields was thought to be someone that might make it as he is just the third player in NFL history to reach 1000 rushing yards as a quarterback. He has a chance to break the single-season record.
Justin Fields is not going to represent the Chicago Bears in the Pro Bowl.
They completely disrespected him though as the NFC is sending Jalen Hurts, Geno Smith, and Kirk Cousins. That is a complete joke as Fields is very well deserving of this honor.
Hurts is the only one that deserves it more than Justin. If his injury isn’t too bad for the final three weeks, he will likely be the NFL of the National Football League. At a minimum, he will come in second with or without the injury. At this point, he deserves to win it.
As for Smith and Cousins, they are both having really nice years on their current teams. Both of their squads have overperformed which is a result of their play but neither of them was as good as Fields.
The situation that Fields is in with the Bears is nothing close to his fault as he is the only reason that they have been in most of these games. The fact that he is a snub from the Pro Bowl is just sad.
As a result of this snub, the Bears are sending absolutely nobody to the Pro Bowl. There will be replacements that play in the game for injuries and for players who are playing in the Super Bowl instead but that doesn’t mean as much as being originally selected.
Fields would probably go if selected under those circumstances but it would be nice for him to just get the respect that he deserves. Maybe that will come when the Bears become relevant again. Hopefully, that comes soon. Fields will be a big part of it all.