With Justin Fields three games into the second year of his young career, there’s been plenty of rumors that the Chicago Bears don’t trust Justin Fields.
And simply put, that’s untrue.
Following a win against the Houston Texans in Week 3 where Justin Fields had another sloppy performance, the NFL released their Week 3 Mic’d Up video; and in there is clear evidence that the Chicago Bears trust Justin Fields.
They Trust-in Fields, if you will.
“We gotta move on, right? We’re all good, right? Doesn’t even matter; last play is the last play. It’s time to move on to the next; you’ll be just fine, right? We’re putting the ball right back in your hands, so I’m going to trust you,” said Luke Getsy to Justin Fields after his second interception of the game.
More evidence that the Chicago Bears coaches trust Justin Fields
If Luke Getsy’s words didn’t make you believe the Chicago Bears trust in Justin Fields, maybe Matt Eberflus’ words at the end of the game will.
Fields approached Eberflus after the game ended, saying, “It was ugly, but we got [the win]. I got to get better.”
In response to that, Eberflus chuckles and pats Fields on the chest-plate of his shoulder pads, and says, “Hey, that’s part of growing up, man. Great job.”
Now, when reading those words off-screen, it could be seen as Eberflus and Getsy saying what they have to say to a struggling, young quarterback.
That’s not what’s going on here.
They’re saying these things because they believe it– or at least they’re very good liars, if not. It’s evident in their mannerisms, and the way they speak to Fields, that there’s a level of trust and understanding of this process they’re in.
Justin Fields has struggled thus far in his NFL career, but — even with it being his second season since being drafted— he’s only had 13 starts.
There’s no doubt that Justin Fields needs to play better, however, he hasn’t started a full season yet. This is his third game under a rookie GM, head coach, and offensive coordinator.
To think Fields would be lighting it up with all the moving parts surrounding him is wishful thinking.
Not only is the staff fairly young in terms of experience in each position, but the roster itself has young players everywhere.
The Chicago Bears as a whole are a project, and that includes Justin Fields.
With that said, however, there’s trust in Justin Fields from the Chicago Bears. It was true before, and now there’s clear video evidence that the Chicago Bears trust their QB1.