Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields had a rocky rookie season in 2021, finishing simply 58.9% of his passes for 1,870 yards, seven touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Now coming into his second season, the 23-year-old should regulate to a brand new head coach, new offensive coordinator and new offensive system.
That’s a troublesome activity for veteran quarterbacks to deal with, not to mention second-year starters. But retired Bears quarterback Jay Cutler stays hopeful that Fields will finally determine all of it out.
“If the Bears start winning . . . I hope they do. And I hope Justin is successful, and I hope he’s the next big thing here and he’s the best quarterback to come out of Chicago Bears history,” Cutler told the Chicago Sun Times.
Cutler, who’s the Bears’ all-time chief in passing yards and landing passes, believes Fields has all of the instruments to change into an elite NFL quarterback. But like many others, he fears that the teaching adjustments might sluggish issues down.
“I like him . . . he’s got all the tools, but it’s the same problem the Bears have had for a long time: They’re turning over coaches and turning over OCs,” Cutler stated. “It’s onerous for a quarterback. You look throughout the league, and the fellows which are actually good at quarterback have the identical coaches and identical methods annually.
“This is like learning a different language. It’s like if I told you: ‘Hey, you’ve gotta learn Spanish this year, and next year learn Italian and the next year learn Chinese,’ it’s not gonna be easy.”
In order for Fields to achieve his potential, the Bears might want to discover stability amongst their teaching workers. And to be able to discover stability amongst their teaching workers, they’ll must win. It’s a vicious cycle and Fields is correct there on the middle of it.