Offensive Coordinator Luke Getsy tries once more to make Justin Fields a pocket passer.
A big reason the Chicago Bears started the season 0-4 was Getsy trying to make Fields into a pocket passer. It was like Getsy was attempting to turn Fields into Rodgers when that is not Fields’ game.
He is a dynamic playmaker who needs to be on the move. When they started running plays Fields was more comfortable with, he played better.
After the Washington Commanders victory, Getsy once again tried to see if Fields could be a pocket passer. The result was a terrible first half against the Minnesota Vikings with Fields leaving the game because of a thumb injury.
Since Fields has returned, Getsy is back to calling plays that allows Justin to use his legs. The result is a 2-1 record.
The problem is that Getsy might make one more attempt to see if he can make a pure pocket passer out of Fields.
Justin has gotten better at scanning the field, but he is still too hesitant to pull the trigger. He is still missing open receivers. He can also hold onto the ball too long.
His flaws are not conducive to being a pocket passer. He needs to be free to operate on the move as we have seen in the past three games. If Getsy can stay the course, then the Chicago Bears have a shot to win out.