What version of Justin Fields will Bears fans be seeing in 2022?
If practice is any indication, then Bears fans should be excited.
On Tuesday, Fields floated a beautiful pass to Darnell Mooney as he was near the sideline and he was able to make a crazy one-handed catch. The connection made fans go nuts.
In college, Fields represented one of the top NCAA programs in 2019 and 2020 as he finished with a 20-2 record. He completed 5,373 yards of throw attempts with 63 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. Fields ran for 1,133 yards and 19 touchdowns on 260 attempts during his time at the collegiate level.
At the NFL level, though, Fields has not been able to replicate that sort of production yet.
Fields had a 2-8 record with the Chicago Bears in his rookie campaign and threw ten more interceptions than touchdowns (7). In one game over his first six starts, Fields passed for more than 210 yards while completing only five combined touchdown passes. He also missed the last game of the season because of COVID-19 and an ankle injury.
There’s always hope, and Bears can have had a lot of that over the years.