How Justin Fields defines success for Chicago Bears over last two weeks

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We are less than two weeks away from the end of the 2022 NFL regular season. The Chicago Bears will face an NFC North divisional rival Detroit Lions in Week 17 and finish it off against another divisional opponent, the Minnesota Vikings, in Week 18. It has been a tough season for the team and fans, but at least the fans can hold out hope of having a top-two pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. Coaches and players do not think about things in this fashion. They want to win.

If you have never heard Justin FIelds talk at a press conference after a game, then you haven’t heard the heartbreak in his voice. Fields is used to winning. He has a winning mentality and work ethic. The kid never stops or settles for anything. He has set NFL and franchise records this season running the football, but that isn’t good enough. He doesn’t care about stats, he cares about winning.

How does Justin Fields define success for the Chicago Bears final two games?

However, in his press conference earlier today, he was asked, outside of winning, how do you measure success over the final two games? Here was Fields’ response:

"“Improvement on things we need to work on. Really just playing mistake-free ball and finishing in certain situations — two-minute, executing in the goal zone, and sudden change when the defense might get a takeaway, the offense has to get on the field and score seven. Just small situations like that.”"

It seems even Justin Fields has bought into the fact that the season doesn’t matter from a wins/loss standpoint anymore. The definition of success by Fields is clearly spoken by the coaching staff too. At this point in the year, the important things to focus on for the Chicago Bears are individual successes and the continued development of key players who will be here in 2023.

For fans, all we want to see are strong performances from players like Justin Fields, Kyler Gordon, Jaquan Brisker, and other young guys who need to become key cogs for this franchise over the next five-plus years. However, at the same time, we want to see the team continue to lose in order to hold onto a top-two pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.