Why the Chicago Bears must decide to start Justin Fields now

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The only way the Chicago Bears have a shot at a Super Bowl is with Justin Fields

Let me start off by saying that I do not give the Chicago Bears a good chance of winning a Super Bowl this season. That said, that is the goal every team must have each and every season. The Bears’ defensive window is not wide open and many of the better, older veterans could see their time in Chicago come to a close within the next year or two. This includes the likes of Akiem Hicks, Robert Quinn, Eddie Goldman, and even Khalil Mack.

Andy Dalton is not a bad quarterback, but he also is not a game-changing quarterback. Justin Fields brings more to the Bears offense than Dalton ever can. Fields proved to me on one third-down play late in the second quarter that he has that “it” factor already. Fields escapes the pocket, rolls out to his right, pulls defenders off the receiver with his legs, ignores the check-down, except with his eyes, then threw it beyond the sticks with an almost “no-look” pass to Justin Hardy.

As soon as I saw how poised Justin Fields was while making his decisions and throw on this play, I messaged multiple people saying how that play right there proves everything we need to know. Well, Fields did not stop there. Outside of one run he made that led to a fumble (he luckily recovered), Fields never looked out of place. I believe him when he said the speed of the game was slow to him.

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Justin Fields’ ability to look defenders off with his eyes, pull defenders off with his legs, and deliver strikes at all levels of the field makes him the only quarterback on the roster with enough talent and big-game abilities to help vault this team into a Super Bowl contender. If winning a Super Bowl is the goal (should be every year), then Fields gives them the best chance — even if still a longshot.

The signing of Jason Peters proves this team has Super Bowl aspirations, now double-down and shift to Justin Fields as the starter too.