A review of the controversies regarding the Chicago Bears 53-man roster

Chicago Bears, Tyson Bagent
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Chicago Bears Roster: The quarterbacks are always first

The Chicago Bears have their initial 53-man roster, and there is much to discuss. No further introduction is needed.

  • Justin Fields

QB1 has more pressure on him this season than any other season. It will be Fields' third season, and it is make-or-break time. The excuses are gone. It doesn't matter that Matt Nagy had his hands on him first. The NFL is unforgiving. Fields doesn't have to be a world-beater as a passer, but he does have to be the best of Justin Fields that he can be.

Fields has to lead, win, and become the man we all believe he can become. The Bears have enough faith in him to (so far) have a UDFA back him up. If Fields fails, the team likely fails unless...

  • Tyson Bagent

I have to get a shout-out to my dear friend, SFC Ryan Roberts. I wanted to write more about Bagent because of this man and the luxury of knowing this kid well before he made an NFL roster. We discussed him numerous times throughout the draft process, and luck be had it, the Chicago Bears took a shot on him. With an exception, Bagent became the preseason darling that Bear fans fell in love with. That exception is that Bagent made the 53-man roster and deserves to be there.

Is Bagent ready to have the duties normally used for NFL veterans? I believe so. Everybody needs to remember that the Bears are still rebuilding. I will bounce between the fact that the Bears were the worst-placed team in the NFL and that they also had the reverse luck of the Minnesota Vikings by losing seven one-score games in the final minutes. Both things can be true at the same time.