As of right now, he doesn’t make people around him better which is a red flag. Again, he doesn’t have a lot of weapons but it isn’t obvious that it is the only reason for his lack of production.
The NFL is very quick moving and people get left behind quickly if they don’t succeed. So far, Fields is in danger of becoming a bust if he doesn’t start to progress soon. A lot of people were already done with Mitch Trubisky at this point in his Chicago Bears tenure.
This Bears leadership group is also not the one that brought Fields in. They don’t have any reason to be loyal to him as he was never their guy to start with. If he busts out this year, there are plenty of replacement options out there and they look like this:
1. 2023 NFL Draft
The 2023 NFL Draft has some quarterbacks for the Chicago Bears to consider.
The 2023 NFL Draft is one that has some quarterbacks at the top that could change a franchise. Of course, as the Bears might be quickly learning, nothing is guaranteed with this method. Anything can happen with any prospect drafted.
If Fields has a bad year, the team will be in a position to take one of these quarterbacks if they so choose. The first round could have anywhere from four to five quarterbacks taken in the first round but the Bears would probably only move off Fields for two of them.
They are CJ Stroud out of Ohio State University and Bryce Young out of the University of Alabama. Both guys are likely going to have great success the rest of this season at their respective colleges and should be top five picks in the 2023 NFL Draft.
There is even a chance that they go 1-2 if the right teams land in those spots. It would be tough to see the Bears spend another first on a quarterback with other great players sitting there but if Fields doesn’t work out, it will have to be done.