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NFL Insider Provides Update on Justin Fields Future After Lions Game


If you were to ask most fans and analysts about Justin Fields performance against the Detroit Lions last Sunday, you’d probably receive many B+ and A grades. Fields played mistake-free football, was impactful when needed, and some of his contributions didn’t even make the stat sheet due to a drop or conservative play-calling. Ian Rapport, the National Insider for NFL Network, offered an optimistic update on Justin Fields following his performance on Sunday.

“This was a really good product that Justin Fields put on the field.. If this is what he’s going to be ,this is going to be an even more interesting decision this off-season.”

Justin Fields checked the first box

Justin Fields successfully passed the initial test in his comeback from injury. I will be assessing his performance based on a series of seven tests which correlate to the remaining seven games of the season. If he passes six of them, it would signify that he has earned the right to stay in Chicago for at least another year. To pass these tests, he needs to consistently play well, which has been a significant challenge for him. He will also need to produce, limit turnovers, and continue to elevate players around him.

Fields recent performance against Detroit showcased the qualities we hope to see from him on a consistent basis. He played with confidence, demonstrating playmaking abilities in both passing and running. Ian Rapoport’s report is reassuring, but Fields knows that his play will be scrutinized for the rest of the season.

The upcoming test comes on Monday Night Football next week against the Minnesota Vikings. It presents a significant opportunity for him to build on the momentum he has gained over the last three or four games, even before his injury.

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A big-time performance, reminiscent of his rookie season game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, which also occurred on Monday Night Football, would greatly benefit his stock with Ryan Poles.

Bears vs Vikings: The next test for Justin Fields

For a fun preview of the Bears vs Vikings game, make sure to watch the video below or listen to it on your preferred podcast platform.


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Nov 22, 2023 1:24 am

– I guess you want to just ignore all of JF’s sacks, not being able to read defensive schemes and wide-open Bears receivers literally waving at him to throw the ball right before he runs because he’s confused. And I have to laugh when you mention Mahomes and Hurts in the same breath with a QB that has less wins than Bagent.
Get real – now we passed on Stroud to keep around this pathetic losing QB who hasn’t found a way to win a game in the 4th Q. I guess your review of QBs didn’t include Stroud.

Nov 21, 2023 2:06 pm

@carlitopen Fields is the “worst” quarterback in the NFL? Are you basing your opinion on coaching losses, or statistics. After last night’s game between Kansas City and Philadelphia (two teams that ended up in a Super Bowl), Jalen Hurts actually had worse stats than Fields. And he won. And he keeps winning. And the Eagles have the best record in the NFL. With a lousy quarterback? Philadelphia has one resource that the Bears have: a quarterback who can score from anywhere, and who gives the offense 4 downs (instead of the typical 3). And Bears fans and writers are talking… Read more »

Nov 21, 2023 11:58 am

@Sam K – Fields can be a dynamic playmaker and while we all see his mistakes on the field, we also see his growth and development with a coaching group that is limited (to be generous). If he were a prima donna like Caleb Williams seems to be (carrying on as if it were a Caleb game, instead of a team game), or like Geno Smith was when Geno broke in with the Jets (arrogant and immature), I’d say dump him. But mentally, he seems closer to Jalen Hurts, while having the physical talent of Lamar Jackson. With the right… Read more »

Nov 21, 2023 10:09 am

Fields showed in this game he can be a dynamic play maker. Saying he played mistake free football is not accurate, but he played loose, free and looked confident. My only question is can he play like this, or hopefully better, more consistently..? If so, then I’d be happy. The problem with Fields has been that u have no idea what ur gona get from game to game. There is also clearly limited trust from the coaches when it comes to Fields. As @David said below, how do u fully evaluate him if you don’t give him full trust and… Read more »

Nov 21, 2023 9:20 am

It’s clear by now that the problem lies with coaching. Flus talks the talk but can’t walk the walk. He and Getsy need to go.

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