3 major reasons the Chicago Bears will be better with Justin Fields than Tyson Bagent

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The Chicago Bears are sitting at 3-7. In this season, they are 1-5 when Justin Fields starts and 2-2 when Tyson Bagent is the signal caller. However, it is clear that Fields brings the offense more when he is out there, and the team will certainly go back to him when he gets healthy. What are the big differences, aside from the record? 

3. Tyson Bagent gets the ball out quicker than Justin Fields for the Chicago Bears, but Justin Fields creates more in the quick game

There is no denying that Tyson Bagent can run the offense that Luke Getsy wants a bit better than Justin Fields. It is clear by how much quicker he gets the ball out into the hands of his playmakers. 

Bagent averages 2.91 seconds per pass, per PFF. Meanwhile, Justin Fields is at 3.23. 43.4% of the time, Bagent throws the ball; it comes out in 2.5 seconds or less. That is just 32.4% of the time for Fields. 

However, even when Fields gets the ball out quickly, he is still showing more control of the offense. Fields average 7.5 yards per attempt under 2.5 seconds, while Bagent is at 6.4. Fields has six touchdowns and zero interceptions in the quick game, while Bagent is at zero touchdowns and two picks when throwing it quickly.

Fields has a 4.9% big-time throw rate and a 3% turnover-worthy play rate in these areas. On the flip side, Bagent is at 1.5% big-time throws and 5.8% turnover-worthy plays. 

Justin Fields averages 10.1 yards per attempt and has a big-time throw rate of 3.8 with a turnover-worthy throw rate of 2.1% when he holds the ball for 2.5 seconds or longer. On the flip side, Bagent throws 1.2% in big-time throws and 7.3% in turnover-worthy plays when he holds the ball longer. 

If Justin Fields can get the ball out a little faster, it would be great, but he can do things with his arm that Tyson Bagent simply cannot. Getting the ball out faster does not lead to more success, as shown by Fields being better in all areas.