1. Justin Fields brings the Chicago Bears more explosive passing.
An obvious difference between Justin Fields and Tyson Bagent is how often they push the ball down the field and the type of success that they have when that happens. Fields has an average depth of target of 8.4 yards down the field, and Tyson Bagent is at 6.5.
Fields has 16% of his attempts go 20 yards down the field, while Bagent only has 8%. The reason Bagent does not attempt them is because he struggles here. He is competing at 25% compared to Fields at 50%.
Fields is averaging 12.8 yards per attempt on these throws, while Bagent is at 6.9 yards per attempt. Even in the intermediate, Justin Fields averages 8.9 yards per attempt, to 7.1 for Bagent. Bagent has a 25% turnover-worthy pass rate when throwing between 10 and 20 yards, while Fields is at 4.5%.
The big area where Bagent has Fields is screens and passes behind the line. Bagent has 24% of those attempts, while Fields is at 17.3%.
Bagent averages 4.9 yards per attempt, and Fields is at 4.5. If it were not for these passes, there would be less talk about the sacks and getting the ball out quickly.
Justin Fields holds the ball longer but creates more plays. He takes more sacks but avoids more turnovers. Fields gives the offense depth down the field that they have not had with Bagent. This is why they are going back with such an obvious decision.