The Chicago Bears have reportedly made a decision on their future under center, and the news comes with the NFL Draft quickly approaching.
Many around the league were uncertain on whether the team would continue to ride with former first round draftee Justin Fields, or if they’d select a passer with the No. 1 pick this April. That uncertainty has been cleared.
NFL insider Albert Breer reported Wednesday that the Bears intend to stick with Fields. That message was relayed through multiple outlets on social media.
The Bears have decided to go ahead with Justin Fields as the franchise QB and will try to trade the 1st overall pick in the draft instead of drafting a quarterback prospect, according to Albert Breer.
Fields impressed the Bears organization on how he handled the 2022 season.
Fields posted career highs in both passing and rushing in 2022. He showed off his insane athleticism by throwing for more than 2,200 yards and rushing for 1,100 more.
In all, he totaled 25 touchdowns (17 pass, 8 rush) while throwing 11 picks. Unfortunately, that production didn’t lead to much success on the field. The Bears finished a league-worst 3-14, losing their final 10 games of the season.
With a season-ending defeat to Minnesota, the Bears secured the top pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. That left a decision to be made for the front office.
Continue on with a third-year Justin Fields, who’s gone just 5-20 as a starter, or select a new face of the franchise with a player like Bryce Young or Will Levis.
Chicago’s decision to stick with Fields has many on social media talking.
Many are not surprised by the news. They believe Fields has a chance to be special in the Windy City. This fan wrote, “Justin Fields has the potential to be Cam Newton 2.0.”
Some, however, disagree.
— drew (@NJtoBKLYN) February 1, 2023
It appears that the Bears will now use that No. 1 overall pick as a way of acquiring offensive weapons. Chicago is going all in on Justin Fields. We’ll see how it works out for them in 2023.
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