3 Changes the Chicago Bears must make to help out Justin Fields
Right now, the Chicago Bears are sitting 2-1 and tied atop the NFC North with the Vikings and Packers. Technically, the Bears sit in third place since they lost to the Packers and the Vikings already have two wins against the NFC North — Week 1 vs. the Packers and yesterday vs. the Lions. The problem is, the Vikings look like a legit team. The Packers look like a legit team. Hell, even the Lions look like a legit team. The Bears, however, look like the worst 2-1 team in history.
There is plenty of blame to go around, but this is what a team looks like in the first year of a rebuild. We have a completely new coaching staff with key coaches in positions they never held before at an NFL level. Matt Eberflus is a very disciplined coach and we are still seeing that on the football field. Alan Williams looks to be following a very similar mold to Eberflus seeing he is one of his mentors. Luke Getsy is in a new position as the offensive coordinator and has done an admirable job with what Ryan Poles has given him.
We are seeing teams like the Miami Dolphins and Philadelphia Eagles take strides in a very different direction than the Bears with their year-three quarterbacks. Remember, Fields is only in year two. However, we saw what Trevor Lawrence is able to do with weapons down in Jacksonville and he came out of the same draft class as Fields. Lawrence was my QB1 in that draft, but Fields was my QB2 and things are looking vastly different through Week 3 of their NFL sophomore seasons.
It’s too early to start calling Justin Fields a bust, but we must start to wonder if this Bears franchise is just cursed at the quarterback position. Fields should not be this bad by any means and had he played for another franchise, would he be lighting it up on the field? I know this is nonsense, but as a Chicago Bears fan it sure as Hell feels like this team is cursed.
Despite Justin Fields’ struggles, there are a few things this coaching staff can do to start helping Fields out more.