Are These Moves Enough to Give Justin Fields the Help He Needs
After a very active offseason by the Chicago Bears, there is a huge question facing the franchise. Are the moves they made enough to help Justin Fields take a leap and become a franchise quarterback?
Maybe, but it’s not a guarantee. The addition of D.J. Moore should make the Bears’ receiving core better, and it should allow them to weaponize the passing game in a way they couldn’t during Fields’ first two seasons. However, Moore might be worse than we realize, and perhaps he doesn’t impact their passing game like most people believe he can.
While the Bears’ passing attack is not guaranteed to be much better next season, their offensive line should be. Their performance last season could be an outlier because they don’t have a ton of talent on their offensive line. If it isn’t, though, the Bears could have a hyper-elite run game, and their pass blocking could be above average.
If everything goes well and Justin Fields develops as a passer, he should take a leap next season and officially become a franchise quarterback. There’s a chance he will improve a lot, like Trevor Lawrence did last season. As a rookie, Lawrence was one of the worst passers in the NFL, and then he became a star during his second season. Fields is talented enough to make that kind of jump too.
Next season will be huge for Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears. The Bears have done a lot to give their young gunslinger a chance to become a franchise quarterback. Fields just needs to respond accordingly, and if he does, he can become a bonified star.