4 areas Chicago Bears must see Justin Fields must improve in
1. Pressures To Sacks
This one takes a second to explain. So, the offensive line is creating the majority of the pressures, and Justin Fields is one of the most pressured quarterbacks in the NFL. That is the offensive lines problem, and no one is disputing that.
However, a lot of the sacks wind up coming on Justin Fields. He has the second-highest pressure-to-sack rate in the NFL. That is both disappointing and surprising when you think of the ability to scramble that Justin Fields has.
One, it shows that Fields is scrambling when he is not pressured, which is not great. Beyond that, he is not able to get out of the pocket nearly enough when the pressure actually does, which is probably why he is now bailing clean pockets to run more.
The reality is that the pressure will keep coming. The Chicago Bears can make changes on the offensive line, but the talent behind the starters is not a group of saviors that will make things easier.
Justin Fields has to know that the pressure is coming and be prepared for it. Other quarterbacks face pressure and get sacked at a much lower clip. Even if he gets pressured more than others, he has to reduce the percentage of times that those pressures turn into sacks. Whether it is getting the ball out or scrambling, he has to learn.