The Justin Fields meta
The Chicago Bears quarterback knows what he is elite at in the NFL. Now, he needs to get better at the other things. According to the coaches and many Chicago Bears media members, Fields looks more comfortable in OTA's this year. They say he is processing faster, his mechanics look cleaner, and he is letting the ball go on NFL-open routes. If you follow Adam Hoge and the CHGO Bears podcast, Hoge mentioned how coaches had said the same thing about Mitch Trubisky, but the practices didn't show the improvement. Hoge shared how that has been different for Justin Fields.
I know it's non-padded practice, but it's better than what it could be. Fields could be Love, who at one point was 6-21 in team drills to begin his starting OTA practices. The Bears don't need Fields to become the first 4,000+ yard passer. They need him to run the offense and put up points. If Fields is learning to take care of the ball, process faster, and make better decisions, the smallest improvements will go a long way with his current skillset.
Not including wins or the Chicago Bears, if Fields can limit his sacks from 55 to somewhere in the 30s (normal range), limit his interception percentage from 3.5 to 2.5, and speed up his processing, everything else will take care of itself. We could be looking at a 3,300-3,700 yard passer, 25-28 passing touchdowns, 10-13 interceptions, 800-1,000 rushing yards, and 45-50 rushing first downs. I predict about 220 passing yards a game from Fields for easier numbers.