The Chicago Bears lost to the New Orleans Saints to fall to 2-7 on the season. The team covered the spread and made the game a lot closer than some expected. Still, it brings all kinds of questions about the team moving forward. What do fans need to know?
10. Did Tyson Bagent show the Chicago Bears why he is not an NFL starter?
In his first career start, we saw the best of Tyson Bagent. In a lot of the other games, we have seen the worst. Overall, we have seen why Bagent was a UDFA and why his ceiling in the NFL may be a backup. The good part of Bagent is that he gets the ball out quickly. He is not afraid to check it down and manage a game. He has enough mobility in the pocket to roll out, extend plays, and move the chains.
However, he cannot win games. Tyson Bagent is physically limited. Passes are too often behind where he wants them because the players are too fast, and he has too many underthrown passes. He also does not have the size or ability to get out of tackles or make throws off the platform. Tyson Bagent is closer to someone like Chase Daniel or Garnder Minshew than a true NFL starter, and that is okay. Now, it is time for Justin Fields to return. Fields will push the ball downfield more but will hold onto it longer, so there will be more splash but more clunkiness in-between. Both have pros and cons.