Former NFL Player Gives Major Praise To Bears QB Justin Fields

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Many were critical of Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields’ progression through his first two seasons, leading an underwhelming team to a 9-25 record and averaging 2,056 passing yards within his first two seasons under center.

Despite those assessments, there have been people backing Fields, implying that there is more to the 24-year-old quarterback than what his passing yards and team record show — especially with additions that the Bears have made this offseason.

The most recent and notable person defending Fields has been former nine-year NFL veteran and ESPN analyst Marcus Spears on NFL on ESPN on Monday.

Spears not only defended Fields, but also compared him to last season’s MVP candidate and Super Bowl runner-up, Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts, who is coming off a career-high 3,701 passing yards and 22 touchdowns in his third year with a first-year true No. 1 option in A.J Brown.

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Although it will be a tall task for Fields to replicate, things have gotten a bit easier. With the Bears trading their first overall selection in the upcoming NFL Draft to the Carolina Panthers for DJ Moore and four draft picks, Fields will have a lot more confidence going forward into next season, having a credible trio of Darnell Mooney, Chase Claypool and now Moore.

That combination that could be a recipe for success for Fields in year three with Chicago.

The running elements between Hurts and Fields are already there, with both quarterbacks being a dual-threat option. Fields was forced to run a lot more last season due to his lack of targets.

If Justin Fields can utilize his upgraded options, there is a chance that he could get close to Hurts’ level.