The NFL Network’s Stacey Dales reported before the game that no decision has been made on Fields’ future with the team. A high-ranking Bears official told her the decision is “complex and dynamic” and they will evaluate his entire body of work.
If winning games in the long run is one of the criteria as Dales reported, then Fields made a huge case to stay long-term with this game.
Fields got it done through the air and with his legs. He was 19-33 for 223 yards and a touchdown pass to D.J. Moore.
It was an absolute dime on fourth down.
It is the play you want to see Fields make on a free play. He also did a good job of keeping his eyes upfield when he was under pressure. He was under constant pressure.
Fields also ran 58 yards and a touchdown.
He still has his bad moments. He was not always decisive. Fields missed some open receivers. There were times when the play was over, but Fields refused to give up on it and took some costly sacks.
Fields did not turn the ball over. Most importantly, he finished off a team in the fourth quarter. There was no costly pick-six. There was no ill-timely deep ball attempt.
He made some good things happen when the play broke down. Fields is far from a perfect quarterback. These past three games have shown he can win games.
The Lions game at Ford Field kicked off a final seven-game audition for Fields to stay as the franchise quarterback. So far, he keeps checking off boxes on the criteria of staying QB1.