3 major differences between Chicago Bears starting QB Tyson Bagent and Justin Fields

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2. Tyson Bagent was getting rid of the football fast

This makes sense when you consider Bagent was not throwing the ball down the field, and Justin Fields did, but Bagent had a much quicker time to throw. His time to throw on Sunday was 2.87 seconds, and it has been 2.67 this year.

On the flip side, Field time to throw was 3.23 this season, and the lowest time to throw he had all season was 3.06. Fields only had three games with time to throw lower than Bagent in his entire career, and a lot of them came with Matt Nagy. For some reason, with Luke Getsy he has not gotten the ball out, although his time to throw was down this year.

Bagent had 51.1% of his dropbacks see the ball out of his hands by 2.5 seconds. Justin Fields is at 32.4% in the same stat this season. However, it is worth noticing that Fields averages 7.5 yards per attempt on those quick passes, while Bagent is at 5.5. Fields' passer rating is 118.1 when he gets the ball out quickly, and Bagent is 89.6.

On the flip side, when Fields holds the ball for more than 2.5 seconds, his passer rating is 76.1, and Bagent is 75.1. This is interesting to see because the thought is that Justin Fields struggles in the quick game, but when he does do it, it is effective. His issue is that he does not get the ball out often enough to make the quick game passing work.