Justin Fields is ‘ready to lead’ the Chicago Bears offense in 2022

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Luke Getsy is an upgrade for the Chicago Bears offense, Justin Fields

While it might not be breaking news to say it, Luke Getsy is a clear upgrade over Bill Lazor. Luke Getsy comes from an offense that ranked 10th in points scored last season, while Lazor was coming from a team that ranked 30th. Now, Getsy wasn’t the one calling the plays, however, he was the quarterbacks coach for Green Bay in 2019 and the passing game coordinator quarterbacks coach in 2020 and 2021.

Now, the Chicago Bears love to bash Aaron Rodgers, but what he does on the football field is undeniably good. If the Bears had the same success from Aaron Rodgers as their quarterback, few Bears fans would dislike the guy. So, to be able to take what Getsy’s learned from him or even taught him to make him even better than he is, the Bears should absolutely take for their second-year quarterback in Justin Fields.

At the end of the day, yes, obviously Aaron Rodgers is a future Hall of Fame quarterback, but not all of his success is due to talent. The scheme means a lot to offenses, especially ones that are as successful as they are. Receivers don’t just randomly run routes; there’s a scheme to get receivers open so that when the quarterbacks throw a ball to them, they’re more open and likely to score.

Bringing all of that knowledge to the Chicago Bears offense is a big upgrade from Bill Lazor— no offense— and Justin Fields will benefit from that.

Fields has already made a minor change in his game due to Luke Getsy’s presence.

"“Last year, I had my right foot forward in the gun, so I’ve been working a lot on having my left foot forward in the gun.” – Justin Fields during the Chicago Bears’ Tuesday press conference"

While that is a small change, changes like those are what result in bigger changes. There was also criticism against Fields’ elbow level when throwing the ball, and that’s also been seen as progress.

Not to compare the two, but Josh Allen had many similar criticisms following his rookie season, and now he’s seen as being one of the NFL’s current best quarterbacks. It’s because the offense bought into him, Josh Allen bet on himself, and the progress he’s made because of that bet is monumental.

If Justin Fields even turns out to be 75% of what Josh Allen comes to be, the Chicago Bears will be very okay with that, surely.

With reason two out the way, what’s the third and final reason?