Chicago Bears fans are looking forward to the 2023 season, as the team has made some remarkable strides this season.
1 pick in this month’s draft to the Carolina Panthers in a deal that brought back some draft capital, as well as productive wide receiver DJ Moore.
Chicago has also brought back D’Onta Foreman, also a former Panther, and he will give them some much needed offensive firepower.
But their hopes rest mostly on the development of quarterback Justin Fields, who has failed for two seasons so far.
Analyst Michael Lombardi pointed out that Fields’ numbers so far resemble those of Houston Texans signal-caller Davis Mills, who is not dripping potential.
2- Compare 24 year old QB passing stats.
David Mills 28 games (26 starts), 5,782 yards, 33 touchdowns and 25 interceptions, 63.6% completion, 62 sacks. His team is 5–19–1 in his starts.
Justin Fields 27 games (25 starts), 4,112 yards, 24 touchdowns and 21 interceptions,…
— Michael Lombardi (@mlombardiNFL) April 18, 2023
Of course, the big difference between the two is the fact that Fields is one of the best QBs when it comes to moving the chains with his feet.
He rushed for 1,143 yards and eight touchdowns last season and helped the Bears finish first in rushing yards.
But he needs to improve significantly as a passer if the Bears are to advance.
There are people who feel that they do not have much potential in that category, but there are others who feel that they can make a big leap if they are given the resources to do so.
In college, Fields was a prolific passer, throwing for 5,373 yards and 63 touchdowns over two seasons with Ohio State, and that’s the type of production Chicago is hoping to start getting from him.
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