Chicago Bears: 4 Players whose stock went up vs. Dolphins

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Chicago Bears, Justin Fields
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Chicago Bears Players Whose Stock Rose: Justin Fields

Let us get the obvious one out of the way, shall we? Last week I wrote about players who saw their stock rise and fall after the first two weeks of training camp. At that time, Justin Fields was not able to be included because his hype was so high and he had done nothing to improve his status at that point. After a dominant red zone performance at a joint practice with the Dolphins on Thursday and his production during the Bears victory on Saturday, Justin Fields’ stock rose.

Prior to this game, I was on the side that thought Justin Fields should not start for the Chicago Bears once the regular season started. I believed that the best option for the Bears was to have Justin Fields sit behind Dalton for at least a few games. However, after seeing how poised he was during his first NFL game experience, starting Fields now makes the most sense.

In his first game, Fields started off slow, but it was hardly his fault. Other than an issue with a strip fumble during a scramble and spin move, Fields found his composure, never even lost it if we are being honest, and locked himself in. He finished with a 70 percent completion percentage, 142 passing yards, 33 rushing yards and two touchdowns (one rushing). What fans should really love about these stats is the fact he averaged over 10 yards per completion.

Fields is what this offense needs to move into the current century rather than continuing to follow what worked in the 1980s.