3 poor mistakes Justin Fields cannot make for Chicago Bears

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Justin Fields did not throw the ball very often in his first two games. However, we did see enough from Fields against the Green Bay Packers that there are definitely things to clean up. The Chicago Bears quarterback is still young and now is in a new offense. On the road for a primetime game against a division rival was going to be tough for him.

Still, the following plays are things that cannot happen, and we must see the progression.

3. Missing open wide receivers

The play linked here has been circling around the internet. Equanimeous St. Brown is wide open streaking down the field for a third down touchdown, but Justin Fields decided to check the football down.

Below is another example of a missed play. Below you can see in the still image that as Justin Fields gets to the back of his drop he is reading the right side of the field.

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You can see that the Bears near the right hash are breaking near one Packers linebacker. The LB is in a tough spot and in the next image you can see that he is trailing. However, at the same time, now that he has his back turned to the quarterback, it also opens up the check-down to David Montgomery.

Justin Fields is reading this side of the field and should see that two players are going to break open running out towards the sidelines.

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Unfortunately, you can see the play below. He starts to get pressure from the right tackle and it takes is mind off of reading the field. So, he starts to get happy in the pocket, and eventually runs into a sack from the pressure on the other edge.

This is a pass that Justin Fields has to complete. Whether he checks it down, or they take advantage of the linebacker who got turned around, the play call was designed for him to read that side of the field, he did, and he still did not pull the trigger.