The Chicago Bears are a bad football team with a bad roster. That is why they came into the game on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons with only three wins and no chance at the playoffs. They traded most of the stars on their team over the last few months and are looking toward the future.
Justin Fields, however, has been taking some major strides at the quarterback position. He has very minimal help when it comes to his offensive line and weapons on offense and he still makes things happen.
The critiques of him are because of the fact that he appears to be a better runner of the football than a passer. That may be true but it doesn’t mean he is bad at throwing as some suggest. He has made some really nice throws over the last few weeks as well.
We won’t be able to fully judge him until he gets some good protection on the line and better weapons to utilize his skills with. That will come in time. They are sure to have a very good draft pick in addition to lots of salary cap to work with.
The Chicago Bears were unable to beat the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday afternoon.
In this game against the Falcons, they ended up losing a heartbreaker. It isn’t fun to lose but it will be helpful to their draft stock in the grand scheme of things.
The 27 to 24 loss is Chicago’s fourth straight loss but the sixth game in a row that Fields made some very impressive plays to get the offense going. Cole Kmet and Darnell Mooney have been pretty good at receiving passes from Fields while the running game has been on fire.
Fields had a solid game here. He went 14/21 with 153 yards and had a touchdown with an interception. He led the Bears in rushing again as well with 85 yards on 18 carries and a touchdown.
Unfortunately, the Bears lost a little bit more than the game here. Justin Fields did exit on the cart with an injury. It isn’t clear if the injury is going to keep him out for any period of time but it is certainly possible.
The Bears have two more weeks before the bye so you have to wonder if they will keep him out through that game and get him fresh for the final few weeks of the season. That might be the best idea for his development if he isn’t feeling good enough to make an impact.
Fields is the most important player in the organization right now but they have to do a better job of keeping him on his feet. This kid has taken some major shots this season and it is a surprise that he has lasted this long without any type of injury. He has clearly dealt with some pain.
This will obviously be the big story surrounding the team all week long leading into their Week 12 matchup with the New York Jets. We can only hope that he is okay.