3 bad signs for Chicago Bears Justin Fields at Steelers

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LAKE FOREST, ILLINOIS – JULY 28: Larry Borom #75 of the Chicago Bears works out during the Chicago Bears training camp at Halas Hall on July 28, 2021 in Lake Forest, Illinois. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images) /

1. T.J. Watt vs Chicago Bears RT Larry Borom

Larry Borom started his career off against Nick Bosa and handled himself, so the expectations are starting to rise. On the other hand, this is one heck of a stretch as he goes from Bosa to T.J. Watt in back-to-back weeks.

Handling Bosa is one thing, but the big difference is that the game was at home. Now, he gets Watt on the road for a primetime Monday Night Football. If you know about the Steelers, you know that their fan base is one of the louder groups in the NFL, and that will double on prime time with a rookie signal-caller.

So, Borom now has the noise, the rookie quarterback in an awkward spot, and Watt to deal with. This is not just a home game against Bosa. This plays into the other factors as well. With Watt against Borom, you have to expect Fields to be under pressure. Fields under pressure struggles, and it may cause the Pittsburgh Steelers to get to 27-4 against rookie quarterbacks.

Next. Jaylon Johnson should shut down this WR. dark

Overall, expectations are not high, but a strong performance could go a long way for the confidence of Fields. It is fair to say that the deck is stacked against Fields to start this game.