2. Justin Fields
This might be a little bold, a little premature and possibly involve some bias. However, I think it is fair to say that all of the hype around Fields has much to do with ranking him second in the NFC North. National media is starting to talk more about Fields, thus he is entering the MVP discussion.
We have seen what Fields can do with his legs, and at the same time, we have also seen him make plenty of plays with his arm. A lot of that national media, along with his critics, haven't paid attention too closely to those plays he has made with his arm. Fields just hasn't been given the green light to throw the ball as much as he'd probably like.
This season, though, Bears fans are hoping that changes. Matt Eberflus has said multiple times throughout the offseason that they are going to take their shots. Fields loves to go deep, and now that the Bears have a couple more weapons in the passing game, things should be a whole lot different than they were in 2022.
Yes, this ranking is based largely on hype, potential and projection. But, Fields' outlook for 2023 is also skyrocketing for this coming season. Let's see if he can live up to it.