The Chicago Bears may finally have a franchise quarterback in Justin Fields. Then again, the franchise might not have one depending on who you ask or talk with.
Justin Fields has made a lot of amazing plays this season.
He has also only won three games this year. One of those wins came in the middle of a monsoon.
General manager Ryan Poles did not give Fields enough talented players on offense. The conspiracy was that maybe Poles was not sold on Fields as a franchise quarterback since he did not draft him.
Then, Poles traded the first pick in the second round to get Fields wide receiver Chase Claypool before the trade deadline. One of the reasons Ryan Poles pulled the trigger was he wanted to give Fields some in-season help.
Poles pointed out before the Detroit game that Fields still needs to get better. Justin Fields turned in a bad performance and maybe Poles is out on Fields.
Again, it is all from the perspective of who you talk with when it comes to Justin Fields and him being the franchise quarterback of the Chicago Bears.
Justin Fields has been a polarizing figure for the Chicago faithful this season. He has his supporters, and he has his detractors.
The detractors typically come out when Fields fails to throw for over 100 yards like he did a couple of weeks ago against the Detroit Lions.
Fields did not play well against the Lions. He was also bad in Weeks 2 through 4 against the Green Bay Packers, the Houston Texans, and the New York Giants.
Then things got better after an inconsistent performance in Week 6 against the Washington Commanders. The coaching staff adjusted to call plays that fit what Justin Fields does well.
During that stretch before the Lions game, he threw for 1298 yards while he completed 67% of his passes with 10 touchdown throws to just five interceptions. He also rushed for 729 yards and seven touchdowns in that span.
It is still interesting that there is a group of fans that think it might be better to select Alabama’s Bryce Young or Ohio State’s CJ Stroud in this year’s draft and trade Justin Fields. Although, we will get to that in a little bit.
There is another portion that hopes the Chicago Bears take one of the quarterback-needy teams to the cleaners and trade down for a massive draft pick haul. It has been a heated debate.
There seems to be three tribes within the Chicago fan base when it comes to Justin Fields that are worth looking at.