Normally, it would pain me as a Michigan fan to talk up anyone who is related to Ohio State, but Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields is an extreme exception.
Besides the fact that the national media is finally respecting Fields, the belief and support of Ryan Poles and Matt Eberflus that Fields is their guy, he’s shown that he is capable of being a franchise QB, and his game and skills have grown over the years to support his game and future.
Along with their notice taken to his growth, the added pieces they’ve planted around him like DJ Moore, Chase Claypool, and added offensive line help in Darnell Wright out of the draft.
The clips and news we have seen from Training Camp, while a small sample size, and against their own defense when there are some defenses are better than the Bears, the chemistry built, and the smoothness in the plays Fields has been able to formulate and the ability to find his receivers downfield to create plays shows that there is trust in Fields from his receivers.
Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields may be on the verge of a breakout season.
Fields’ leadership inside the huddle has been noted by Darnell Mooney.
His growth on the field and the leadership he has been said to display is a huge part of what can make the Bears be one of the better teams in a weakened NFC North.
With Aaron Rodgers leaving for New York, the Detroit Lions have a few years until they are ready to compete, and the Minnesota Vikings have lost some of their targets, but their young talent can pose an issue for the Bears in a division race.
Even if the Bears’ don’t make a Super Bowl run, which is highly unlikely with the pieces they are missing, the Bears will still show signs of improvement from last season to this, and it will be tolerable, if not enjoyable to watch Bears football for the first time in a while.