Overreaction Monday: Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings
Chicago Bears Overreaction No. 1: Justin Fields is no doubt the Bears’ future
While the title of this is rather over-reactionary, the thoughts behind them aren’t as much.
In a game the Bears trailed 21-3, Justin Fields and the Bears’ offense showed true resiliency and fight to bring it to a commendable loss. In that commendable loss, Justin Fields showed that– while success didn’t happen overnight — he’s capable of being the guy for the Chicago Bears for years to come.
Fields finished the game 15/21 (71.4%) for 208 yards, one TD, no INTs, and 47 rushing yards on eight rushes. Had Fields scored on the 53-yard run, he’d have 200+ yards through the air and 100+ on the ground. Not too shabby for a second-year quarterback in a brand-new offense with a team as young as the Bears.
Now, if the Bears can continue running the offense they ran against Minnesota, Justin Fields’ confidence will keep ticking up. With that, the surrounding players will likely play better, or at least put in the effort to do so.
If they happen to lose some close ones while also showcasing competence, Justin Fields should have a nice top 5-10 prospect coming to his offense next season.