Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields’ long-term future with the franchise is a polarizing topic.
There are the Justin Fields’ truthers who believe he is still the answer to the team’s seven-decade long problem at quarterback. The problem is everyone else around Fields.
There are the Justin Fields’ haters who refuse to acknowledge Justin’s talent and think he is a trash quarterback. They hope the team gets rid of him the moment the final gun sounds on this season.
These two sides battle each other daily on X, formerly known as Twitter.
Then there is everyone else who is in the middle. They entertain all types of possibilities when it comes to Fields’ future with the franchise.
There are some logical arguments that detail all the club needs to do is fire head coach Matt Eberflus and offensive coordinator Luke Getsy. The Bears then need to hire an offensive-minded head coach and surround Fields with another wide receiver, a better center, and an upgrade at left tackle.
The belief is rooted that Justin still has loads of potential and just needs a system built around what he does well to get him to where he needs to be. The defense is strong and with just a few moves on offense in the offseason, this team could be ready to compete for the playoffs.
It is sound logic. His teammates are also on board with keeping Fields.
You also have NFL general managers and other pundits arguing that is time to move on from Fields.
The thinking behind this is Justin has had three seasons to develop a pocket-passing game to compliment his amazing playmaking abilities. If he has not established it by now, the likelihood of him ever doing it is not going to happen.
The additional belief is the Chicago Bears are in position to draft a generational talent at quarterback for the second year in a row. They passed the last time. It would look even worse if they do it again and Fields continues to be just potential. Also, the rookie contract benefit on Fields is running out.