Chicago Bears GM Drops Verdict on Justin Fields’ QB1 Future After Mediocre Rookie Season

Published 05/11/2022, 10:45 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 10: Justin Fields #1 of the Chicago Bears celebrates a win against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on October 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images)

Justin Fields appears to be the undisputed future of the Chicago Bears franchise according to general manager Ryan Poles. The Bears GM was solidifying his faith in their young QB and displaying an unwavering trust in his abilities. The 11th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, Fields went through a standard rookie season while acclimatizing with his new team.

While talking on the Mully & Haugh Show on 670 The Score, Poles states, “My level of belief [in Fields] is sky-high. The way this guy is moving around the building right now is he is locked on, he is focused, he wants to be great. He’s a first-in-last-out guy, and he’s pulling this team together. And you can tell the effect he has on other people. All these guys, they’re showing up, they’re going to work, they’re doing extra with him.

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The Bears GM seems to believe that Fields will be hitting new heights in the 2022 NFL campaign.

Last season, the Bears QB made 12 appearances while recording 1,870 passing yards with 7 TD passes and 10 INTs. While showing his dual-threat qualities, Fields recorded 420 rushing yards for TDs on 72 carries.

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The young Bears QB has given his home fans glimpses of what he is capable of pulling off on the field. The need to protect the ball and take too many sacks will be high on Fields’ checklist of things to work upon. His overall game needs polishing during his 2nd season as an NFL QB as the expectations will grow higher.

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There also seem to be promising signs behind Poles’ backing and his pro-active work with new offensive coordinator Luke Getsy to elevate his game. Poles shares his understanding of how Fields is part of a process, which will require patience in the upcoming seasons.

Poles will be taking every step which aids and complements Fields to grow with a winning culture.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – AUGUST 14: Justin Fields #1 of the Chicago Bears passes against the Miami Dolphins during a preseason game at Soldier Field on August 14, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Bears fans will be keen to see the development of Fields in the coming seasons and more closely during the 2022 season. The growing optimism surrounding their QB has set the Bears with a season of massive expectations.

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Anuj Tazhatuveetil

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An NFL author at EssentiallySports, Anuj Tazhatuveetil is pursuing a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Initially, he worked as a freelance content writer and later as a part of Sports404. An unquenchable thirst to learn about all things NFL and NBA, adding to a rather healthy obsession with playing outdoor sports like basketball, and soccer with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of this industry make him a sports aficionado.

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