3 reasons Justin Fields is primed to breakout with Chicago Bears

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2. The Chicago Bears got Justin Fields better play makers

The Chicago Bears receivers who are on the current roster that were not last season around this time include Chase Claypool, DJ Moore, and Tyler Scott. Even last season, after the Chase Claypool trade he was slow to pick up the playbook and then got injured. Darnell Mooney missed the end of the season as well.

By the time things were over for the Chicago Bears their wide receiver corps looked like Equanimeous St. Brown, Dante Pettis, Velus Jones, N'Keal Harry, and Byron Pringle. It was that bad.

Now, the team is looking at DJ Moore, Darnell Mooney, Chase Claypool, Tyler Scott, and Velus Jones. The only name from the top five at the end of last season still in this top five is Velus Jones as the fifth guy.

Darnell Mooney had to be the number one when he was healthy, now he is more of the slot who can get deep. Chase Claypool was supposed to be the big fix, but that took longer than expected. He could still make an impact with a full offseason. Also, both of their lives got easier because of DJ Moore.

He is right on the edge of that top 10 or 15 wide receivers in the league tier, which is something the Chicago Bears have barely had, if ever. The impact he makes on both of these players will be notable. The team was not yet, and the addition of Tyler Scott puts the group over the top and ensures that there will not be moments when the depth is as thin as it was last season.

On top of that, both Travis Homer and Roschon Johnson are improvements as pass-catching backs. With the loss of David Montgomery, the room is certainly deeper this season, so it has been negated. They also added Robert Tonyan, a pass-catching tight end, to assist Cole Kmet. They have depth in areas they simply did not last season.

It is hard to fault Justin Fields when Byron Pringle is the big man on the block. Now that the corps is better from top to bottom, you can see a real breakout.