What will the Chicago Bears roster look like in 2023 with Justin Fields?

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With the 2021 NFL Draft bringing Chicago Bears fans worldwide a newfound sense of hope and optimism, the drafting of Justin Fields has reopened the window of opportunity for the organization to contend. The release of veterans Kyle Fuller, Bobby Massie, Charles Leno and Buster Skrine has raised questions on which players on the roster now will still be on the team during the window of contention when Fields has reached year three.

Fields signed his four-year, $18.871 million deal on Friday, locking him up until at least the 2024 season when the Bears will eventually make their decision on his fifth-year option.

What will the roster look like when Justin Fields reaches his third season?

Following a 2020 season that saw a quarterback carousel, musical chairs on the offensive line and a depleted defense, the Bears have found themselves in the predicament of mixing a win-now roster with the vision for the Justin Fields window becoming priority number one.

Fans are expecting Fields to be the savior to fix all the problems that have plagued the team for the last couple of seasons — the lack of explosive plays on offense, a one-dimensional offensive threat and an inability to exhibit consistency.

It takes an entire roster to fix the problems this team currently faces, not solely on the shoulders of the rookie quarterback. Justin Fields will only be as good as his surrounding counterparts on both sides of the ball.