Chicago Bears: This throw by Justin Fields proves he is ready to start now

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The Chicago Bears could not get much going offensively to start the game. The offensive line has been brutal despite all five starters playing (granted for the first time) versus the Tennessee Titans’ backups. Jason Peters and Germain Ifedi both looked like they hadn’t played in forever, hopefully, that is all it is and we are seeing a bunch of rust.

The interior of the line also made mistakes and couldn’t make big pushes in the middle to open up some third-and-short opportunities. As the offense struggled to get a rhythm going, Justin Fields’ opportunities were very limited. That did not stop him from proving he is ready for the NFL level. Check out this throw that he made proving again this offseason that he should be starting over Andy Dalton.

Justin Fields proves he is ready to start for the Chicago Bears with this throw

This play shows everything that you want to see from your rookie quarterback that you drafted in the first round. That’s not even the gist of it, the Chicago Bears traded up nine spots for Justin Fields and mortgaged their future by giving up another future first-round pick.

During this play, the pocket starts to break down but Justin Fields feels the pressure from the outside and steps up into the pocket while keeping his eyes downfield. He scrambles to the right, again still keeping his eyes downfield. He then throws a laser to Jesper Horsted for a touchdown. The throw was a perfect, back-shoulder throw. This is something that even I will admit Mitch Trubisky struggled to do for this team over the last three years.

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This is not the only play we have seen from Justin Fields this offseason that proves he should be starting now and not later. His ability to escape the pocket is another thing the Chicago Bears can use to their advantage. His mobility actually helps the offensive line that seems to be struggling. However, Matt Nagy continues to prove his incompetence by keeping Andy Dalton in for literally no reason other than, “we need to see him in the regular season” — are you kidding me?