NFC North QB Power Rankings after Week 1

It wasn't a pretty Week 1 performance for Justin Fields and the Bears

Chicago Bears, Justin Fields
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That was not the way Chicago Bears fans wanted to see Week 1 unfold, but here we are. The Bears sit last in the NFC North after a deflating, embarrassing defeat at home to the Green Bay Packers.

Justin Fields was supposed to bust loose in his first game of Year 3 against these rival Packers. But, what we saw instead was a flat offensive strategy that never quite got off the ground. In the end, Fields did much of what he could, but the Bears went down 38-20.

Now going into Week 2, where do the NFC North quarterbacks sit in our latest power rankings? Let's take a look.

4. Justin Fields, Bears

It pains me to place Justin Fields dead last on this list, but let's remember it's just one week. Fields is one of two NFC North quarterbacks to lose in Week 1, which almost guarantees he takes one of the bottom two spots. Unfortunately, Fields' game was a bit worse than Kirk Cousins in terms of overall numbers.

Fields ended the game going 24-of-37 for 216 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He also rushed nine times for 59 yards but lost a fumble.

To be fair to Fields, his offensive line was atrocious all game long. Green Bay ended the week with the second-most quarterback pressures. Fields was under pressure on 51 percent of his dropbacks, and offensive coordinator Luke Getsy hardly called any downfield pass plays. It was an embarrassing and highly-questionable game plan from Getsy, which did Fields no favors.

You could tell Fields was trying to be Superman when he was getting nothing from his coordinator, offensive line and even some skill players (cough, Chase Claypool). Next week, Fields will have a chance to turn it around against Tampa Bay.