Top 5 reasons to get excited for Chicago Bears in 2023

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4. This is a make or break season for Justin Fields with the Chicago Bears

Whether you are the biggest Justin Fields supporter, or you cannot stand Fields, this season is going to be a must-watch. He either is going to make or break, and the team is making sure there cannot be questions this time around.

The Chicago Bears have to decide whether or not to pick up his fifth-year option. If they do not, the only way that could be a good thing is because an extension already happened. Not picking up that option would mean that year four is most likely the last year Fields is on the Bears. Or, the Bears are using Fields along with the Panthers' draft pick to move up and get a new quarterback.

On the flip side, if Fields does well, the team will be talking extension, and Chicago Bears fans will be talking about a franchise quarterback for the first time in a long time. Or, even if he does not light the world on fire, but does enough to earn more time, they will at least pick that option up.

The fact that a decision will have to come next season makes this all the more interesting. It is why the Chicago Bears made sure to add so many pieces to ensure that there are not the same possible excuses or question marks this time around.

By the end of this season, the Chicago Bears front office will have a definitive stance on Fields for the long term, and that is an exciting thought.