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

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Chicago Bears offensive skill positions

Head Coach Matt Nagy finally has a quarterback that can do virtually anything in an offense, leaving Nagy with few lanes to use Justin Fields as the scapegoat for any offensive woes. Outside of Fields, the offense will have holes in nearly every skill position come 2023.

The running back room will require a detailed assessment to determine who will be the backs of the future. David Montgomery had a career year in 2020. He scored 10 touchdowns while recording over 1,500 all-purpose yards in the absence of multi-talented Tarik Cohen. Montgomery has shown his ability to contribute between the tackles, out of the backfield and has potential that could warrant a contract extension for the 2023 season. Tarik Cohen’s current contract is up after the 2023 season.

The wide receiver room starts and ends with finding a way to extend Allen Robinson. Catching a combined 255 passes for 3,151 yards and 17 touchdowns over his three seasons in Chicago, Robinson has proven to be the best receiver on the roster and one of Pace’s finest free agency gambles to date.

With Fields being described as a player who can make throws that “rip your heart out”, there should be an empty check for Robinson to sign and maximize his value as the Bears WR1. Last season’s rookie sensation Darnell Mooney and Dazz Newsome are the only remaining receivers on the roster whose contract lasts until 2023, leaving room for the wide receiver room to find improvement and competition for the near future.