The Chicago Bears are set to enter their first free agency period in the Ryan Poles and Matt Eberflus regime as they look to build the roster and get them back to a contender. Right now, Chicago’s best piece to build around is quarterback Justin Fields who had a roller coaster of a rookie season with Matt Nagy and company.
Many believe Fields has the talent to be one of the best young quarterbacks in the league but he needs to take a step forward here in year two. But as we get set for the offseason, a new report from The Athletic from NFL execs state that Fields’ throwing motion is a point of emphasis for the Bears this offseason.
“He can be good,” a league source added. “But there are obviously some things that need to be fixed. … How long will that take?”
That was the consensus opinion. Several league contacts pointed to Fields’ mechanics, specifically his elongated throwing motion. But conversations were generally positive, a key difference from 2020 when questions and concerns about Trubisky were widespread. Fields’ deep ball was highlighted.
Most viewed the Bears’ hiring of offensive coordinator Luke Getsy favorably, but some had questions about quarterbacks coach Andrew Janocko.
The piece from Kevin Fishbain and Adam Jahns’ is fantastic and gives fans a look at what other NFL execs think of the Bears situation.
Fields does have a baseball background which may help or hurt his mechanics but we did see some flashes of really good throws last year. His development remains the single most important thing for the franchise moving forward and that’s clear.
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