Why Preseason Week 2 game matters for these Chicago Bears players

  • A new face on the offensive line
  • QB1
  • A pair of defenders headed in opposite directions

Chicago Bears, Trevis Gipson
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Why Preseason Week 2 matters for quarterback Justin Fields

Does the preseason matter for Justin Fields? Of course it does. If you look across social media, national media and opinions everywhere, you will find many that say Fields didn't do enough against the Titans to impress. After all, the three passes he threw and completed were all short ones. Sure, they went for 129 yards, but a lot of people don't care about that.

They should, but they don't.

Regardless of your opinion on Fields' performance (it was, indeed, a good one) the remaining preseason action does matter for the third-year quarterback. He has plenty of new names around him, both as weapons and up front on his offensive line.

Fields shouldn't -- and probably doesn't -- care about the public perception of his performances, but showing that he can do a little more, in addition to the short throws we saw against Tennessee, would be a positive for him overall. The national perception will continue to shift as we see more and more from Fields, but it would be nice to see it happen sooner rather than later.

I'm not asking for too much when I say we just want to see Fields let it rip once or twice, right? Let's see that happen.