Chicago Bears: 3 Reasons why Justin Fields is head coach-proof

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Ever since Justin Fields was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 2021 NFL Draft, the city of Chicago— and seemingly across the globe— found their next Michael Jordan, allegedly. 

And ever since then, it’s been an up-and-down journey with more ups than downs.

To those that solely look at the box scores and stat lines, Justin Fields is already probably a bust in their eyes. However, as someone that watches not only the entire game but also the press conferences during the week, Justin Fields beats to his own drum— which seems to be one of his strongest strengths, considering the leadership within the front office.

Matt Nagy: Good guy, really REALLY bad head coach for the Chicago Bears

Sure, Matt Nagy is a good guy that many people like, and I’m all for the pro-Nagy as a guy narrative. However, when calling a spade a spade, Matt Nagy stinks out loud when in the lens of being a head coach in the NFL.

There was even an article that went out which got a lot of people upset when comparing Matt Nagy to one of the NFL’s worst coaches in NFL— Urban Meyer. The comparison was comparing abilities as a head coach in the NFL, and while I still think Urban Meyer takes the cake on being one of the all-time worst head coaches in NFL history, Matt Nagy isn’t too far behind.

The reason I bring up the comparison between Urban Meyer and Matt Nagy is because of players they both took with their first pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Urban Meyer obviously took Trevor Lawrence, while Matt Nagy took Justin Fields— two quarterbacks that are seen as No. 1 and No. 2 respectively.

With Urban Meyer being anything but a good NFL head coach, there’s a narrative being expelled on how Trevor Lawrence could’ve been killed by the inabilities of his head coach.

With that, Justin Fields isn’t getting the same narratives thrown his way. Why is that? Well, in my eyes, it’s because he’s essentially head coach-proof. How is that? Great question.