Fields' detractors refuse to believe his growth has enough momentum to carry over and make him one of the better if not one of the best quarterbacks of this era. Von Miller believes Justin can be one of the best QBs ever. There is more than enough evidence to believe Justin Fields' detractors could, very well, in time be proven wrong.
Circling back to Greg Gabriel’s insights on Fields' inadequate coaching, this inexcusable gaffe by the Bears' coaches on offense reveals another dreary tale of the Bears organization dropping the ball big time in developing a quarterback. Doing this deep dive into Justin Fields gives us a peek under the hood of why the Bears have had a long sorry history of not developing quarterbacks.
The Bears overall played some very good football in their last seven games when Justin Fields returned from his injury. They went 4-3 but should have gone 6-1 with Fields at QB as they lost two games with double-digit leads in the second half. The blame for these two losses IMO goes to head coach, Matt Eberflus, for having his team play very soft pass coverage with a lead. This soft coverage allowed the QBs to slice through the Bears' defense. That ain’t Fields' fault.
To take it a step further, it is entirely possible if the Bears had better coaching from Matt Eberflus they could have gone 7-0 in their last 7 games. It was shocking to see in the last Packers game that the Bears players as a whole through most of it gave such a disheartened dispirited effort. There had to be a lot of pressure on Matt Eberflus to win this statement game to his coaching in this final game of the season which was also a big-time rivalry game.
Losing this game badly could have, easily, gotten Eberflus fired. So what happens is Eberflus chokes, many if not most of the players choke, and Justin is running for his life behind the Bears' worst pass pro of the season. The team looks lousy yet once again against the despised Packers. Yet, this all results in Eberflus getting to keep his job. Then there is the predictable next step of the media and very many fans decide to give up on Justin because the grass looks greener when they see Caleb Williams standing and running on it.