Fewer players entered the 2023 NFL Season with more hype than Justin Fields.
Fields was frequently in the media during the offseason, discussing his plans for himself and the Chicago Bears.
He not only believed that he could turn the Bears’ luck around, but that he could also throw for over 4,000 yards.
This would be a franchise record, as no Bears quarterback has ever thrown for 4,000 yards in a single season.
While there is a lot of season left, Fields hasn’t exactly begun the season how he would have liked.
Dov Kleiman recently pointed out Fields’ stats through two weeks, which include just two touchdown passes and three interceptions.
A disappointing start for the season for #Bears QB Justin Fields despite being considered by some an MVP candidate entering the season.
Through 2 games:
40 of 66 Passing
2 TD Passes (1 Rush)
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 17, 2023
Fields has averaged 213.5 passing yards per game in these first two contests of the year.
If he continues at this pace, he will miss his projection of 4,000 yards by over 300.
It is a long season, and there is still plenty of time for Fields to figure everything out.
While the Bears have expressed utmost confidence in Fields, Kleiman wonders if they have any regrets behind closed doors.
After their poor performance in the 2022 season, the Bears earned the No. 1 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.
However, they were so confident in Fields that they traded this pick to the Carolina Panthers, who later drafted Bryce Young.
The jury is still out on Young, as he hasn’t had enough experience in the NFL for pundits to give a fair analysis of him.
If Fields continues to struggle and Young shines, it could be a long season for Bears fans.
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