Chicago Bears: Predicting how soon we should expect to see Justin Fields

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The Chicago Bears have turned a corner. Just as fans were starting to turn their back on this team, Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy pulled off a miracle and sucked everyone back in. With two trades in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears found a new quarterback and offensive tackle. These are the two most important positions on offense in the NFL.

The Bears have not made the left tackle (or even the right tackle) position a priority in years. Charles Leno has been better than serviceable for a seventh-round pick, but that’s not good enough and allowing him to stick around without a backup option or a future plan in place has proven to be a mistake.

When it comes to draft prospects, we have no idea what to truly expect. Plenty of players have been projected to be top-ranked NFL players once they move up to the NFL. However, too often those players do not work out or they just do not amount to the overall hype and draft spot. This could be said about the Chicago Bears’ former hopeful quarterback — Mitch Trubisky.

Now, Trubisky is no longer with the team and there is no sense concerning ourselves with continuing to discuss him. Not to mention, he is not even the worse of these scenarios. There have been plenty of players who were selected high in the draft, yet failed in ways far worse than Trubisky did for the Chicago Bears.

The hope here though is that Justin Fields revitalizes the Chicago Bears fan base. As of now, it seems a vast majority are on board and seem very excited about the upside of Fields as a prospect. However, until he takes the field, we are all basing this purely on upside. A quick glance back at how the Chicago Bears have handled the quarterback position in the past should give us an idea on how quickly we see Justin Fields take a regular-season snap under center.